In recognition of its outstanding performance and commitment to excellence throughout its operations, Borouge, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Austria based Borealis, has won the highly-acclaimed Gold category during the 15th cycle of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) ceremony held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The award was presented by Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and received by Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) during a high-profile celebration at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi that was attended by ADNOC and Borouge senior executives, local dignitaries and representatives from the private and public sectors.
Over the last weeks, an expert team of volunteer SKEA assessors, comprised of industry experts, spent over 300 hours evaluating Borouge’s journey towards excellence, including planning, on-site engagement and reporting.
On the occasion, Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) said that achieving Gold in SKEA is a testament to the company’s relentless pursuit of excellence. He expressed, “We are proud to receive this prestigious award which reflects our commitment to excellence in everything we do. The award demonstrates Borouge’s focus on realising our mission of ‘value creation though people and innovation’ and underlines our position as a leading, regional petrochemicals producer with global reach.”
He added, “I would like to thank our owners, ADNOC and Borealis, for their continuous support, and extend my gratitude and appreciation to my colleagues at Borouge who have invested their time and efforts to ensure we win.”
“We are impressed with the comprehensive, cross disciplinary approach of the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award,” adds Obaid Al Dhaheri, SVP Corporate Affairs at Borouge. “We value the feedback that we will receive from the assessors and we will use it to further enhance our processes and ensure that our business continues to positively contribute to the industry, to the UAE economy and to greater society.”
Borouge has launched several engaging initiatives that improve performance and serve as a catalyst for excellence throughout the organisation. These include the ‘Borouge Innovation Awards’, ‘My Idea!’, an employee suggestion scheme, ‘Society Perception Survey’, and the ‘i5’, a unique continuous improvement approach deployed for effective project management and problem solving.
Adopting the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award was launched by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ADCCI) in 1999 as a tool to drive continuous improvement in organisations, aiming to enhance the competitiveness of the business sector in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
For further information, please contact:
Rehab Ateeq, Regional Communications Manager MEAE, Borouge
Tel. +971 2 708 8666, Rehab.Ateeq@borouge.com
Borouge is a leading petrochemical company that provides innovative, value creating plastics solutions. A joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil and gas companies, and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, Borouge is a groundbreaking joint venture at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation.
With its base in the United Arab Emirates and Marketing & Sales head office in Singapore, Borouge employs more than 3,000 people representing over 40 nationalities and serves customers in 50 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Building on the unique Borstar® and Borlink™ technologies and over 50 years of experience in polyolefins, Borouge provides innovative, sustainable and value creating plastics solutions for infrastructure (pipe systems, and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging applications that address global challenges such as climate change, food protection, access to fresh water, energy conservation, healthcare and waste management.
In 2010 Borouge tripled the annual production capacity of its plant in Abu Dhabi to 2 million tonnes, and with the further expansion to 4.5 million tonnes that started in 2014, Borouge and Borealis will have a combined annual production capacity of approximately 8 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene.
Borouge is expanding its commercial and logistics network in the Middle East and Asia and investing in its Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi and Application Centre in Shanghai. Focused on our company mission, Value Creation through Innovation, we ensure that our customers throughout the value chain, around the world, can rely on differentiated products and reliability of supply.
Borouge is committed to the principles of sustainability and is a signatory of the chemical industry’s Responsible Care® Global Charter. Together with Borealis, Borouge is proactively addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through the Water for the World™ initiative.
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