In line with the announcement made by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, declaring 2017 as the “Year of Giving”, Borouge, a leading petrochemical company that provides innovative, value creating plastics solutions, reinforces its commitment to social responsibility and community enhancement by promoting the culture of volunteering and giving back to the community. Aligning with the major themes of the ‘Year of Giving’, Borouge has launched this month its ‘Borouge without Borders’ initiative which aims to strengthen employees’ contribution to the UAE community and volunteer their time to show care and interest to support humanitarian causes.
“The inspiring declaration of the UAE President to consider 2017 a ‘Year of Giving’ reveals the Leadership’s vision of promoting the principles of social responsibility and attributing to the prosperity of people by valuating the noble meaning of volunteering and giving back to society,” said Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge). “We are proud to have the opportunity to align with the declaration of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa in enhancing the values of giving and extending helping hands to the people in need, and our new ‘Borouge without Borders’ initiative is a great example of Borouge’s commitment to the UAE community through which our employees are able to offer their time and support to the society.”
Launching the ‘Borouge without Borders’ on 5 December, over 40 volunteers from Borouge visited the Autism Centre at the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs in Abu Dhabi as well as its branch of Gayathi Centre in Ruwais to support the autistic children with their lessons in arts, music, English and sports, entertaining them and showing interest in what they are doing and learning.
“Fostering partnerships and social initiatives within the industry and society and promoting solutions that deliver a positive and sustainable impact on people’s lives lie in the DNA of Borouge and its social responsibility activities. In the year ahead, Borouge will be reinforcing its ‘Borouge without Borders’ initiative focusing on involving more of its people to make a difference in the lives of people in the less fortunate communities across the regions where Borouge operates,” Borouge CEO added.
During 2017 and beyond, all of Borouge’s employees will be given time off to volunteer their support for various humanitarian causes in the Abu Dhabi community through the ‘Borouge without Borders’ initiative.
Providing support, care and showing responsible interest in the communities where Borouge exists is an essential component of Borouge’s sustainability approach. For example, Borouge already provides support and expertise to install water and sanitation services in disadvantaged communities around the world such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, China and Indonesia through its global Water for the World™ initiative. During 2016 - the “Year of Reading” - the Company also provided books to school children in Africa.
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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