In line with its commitment to sustainability and the responsible production of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, Borouge has been awarded the Responsible Care® RC 14001:2008 certification for its international operations spanning seven countries across the Middle East and Asia. This includes Borouge’s head office and production plant in Abu Dhabi, compounding manufacturing plant in China and all its marketing and sales commercial operations.
“It is with great pride that Borouge has received Responsible Care® 14001 certification,” said Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), at a ceremony held on 30 September 2013 in Abu Dhabi. “We are particularly proud to be the first Company in the Gulf to have its entire international operations certified and to join our colleagues in the industry who have already obtained this certification, reinforcing our mutual commitment to advancing sustainability in the industry.”
“This highly recognised industry certification represents our commitment to ensuring that we have a Company-wide integrated, structured approach to continuously improve its health, safety, environmental (HSE) and security performance by focusing on environment protection, health and safety, process safety, community awareness and emergency response, distribution, product stewardship and security,” added Wim Roels, CEO of Borouge’s Marketing & Sales Company.
The external audit to nominate Borouge for the RC 14001:2008 certification was conducted by DQS-UL Group, one of the leading international certification bodies for management systems worldwide. The DQS-UL auditors praised various best practices within Borouge and commented positively on the professionalism and commitment of the Borouge staff to sustainable health, safety and environmental and security excellence.
Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s unique global initiative that drives continuous improvement in HSE performance and promotes open and transparent communication with stakeholders. Together with Borealis, Borouge was the first company in the Gulf region to sign the Responsible Care Global Charter in 2006, thereby reinforcing its dedication to advancing sustainability in the petrochemicals and plastics industries. Borouge actively promotes Responsible Care in conjunction with the industry trade associations in the Gulf region (Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association), in China (Association of International Chemical Manufacturers) and in Singapore (Singapore Chemical Industry Council).
Established in 1998 as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Austria based Borealis, Borouge is committed to providing innovative plastics solutions that address global challenges and contribute to sustainable development every step of the way.
(From left to right): Shibu Davis, General Manager TÜV Middle East, David Cowie, Managing Director DQS, Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), Wim Roels, CEO Borouge’s Marketing & Sales Company, Hisham Abdulla Abbas, Borouge Board Member, Tom Asselman, Board Member, Alan Izzard, Vice President Corporate HSE, and Ahmed Khalil Abujarad, Vice President Corporate Audit & Assurance Function.
Borouge CEOs cutting a cake to mark celebration of Borouge certified for RC 14001