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Sadara Chemical Company highlights its environmental protection and sustainability practices and technologies

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  • • 440 million man hours put into the project to date with record-low incident rates
  • • Active participant and signatory in GPCA’s Responsible Care® Committee
  • • Dedicated internal Sustainability Organization to develop and implement strategic sustainability plan

24 February, 2016 – Khobar, Saudi Arabia: Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) highlighted its environmental protection and sustainability practices at the 8th Symposium and Exhibition on Environmental Progress in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry (PetroEnvironment) 2016 taking place from Feb 22 – 24 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia under the patronage of HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Governor of the Eastern Province. 

Mr. Ziad Al-Labban, CEO of Sadara, the world’s largest plastics and chemicals complex ever built in a single phase, gave the opening remarks to the upstream and downstream industry leaders at the event’s opening ceremony, and discussed how the company’s sustainability strategy is embedded in all facets of operation and business plans.

“When complete, we’ll be the fourth largest company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in terms of assets. As a company of our size and scale, we are well aware that we have obligations and roles to play as a responsible corporate citizen. We also recognize that without an enabling sustainability culture, any gains that we have are going to be temporary,” Al-Labban said.

“Our mantra of being a ‘game-changer’ is embedded in literally all facets of operations and business plans. Our sustainability strategy supports our aim to produce differentiated, value-added chemicals and plastics products in the region, and ultimately contribute to the Kingdom’s move towards downstream manufacturing and further economic diversification,” Al-Labban added.

Al-Labban went on to note that over 440 million man hours of work have been put into the $20 billion project to date, with a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 0.034, thereby setting a new world standard in safety.

An active participant and signatory in Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association’s (GPCA) Responsible Care® Committee, Sadara went beyond the legal and regulatory requirements minimums in everything from design and engineering to construction of the six square kilometer 26-unit manufacturing complex and the adjacent PlastChem Park.

Moreover, the company established a dedicated Sustainability Organization to develop and implement a strategic sustainability plan for Sadara to optimize resource utilization and minimize operational costs and impact on the environment.

This includes reusing byproducts and waste streams and employing best-in-class technologies to reduce the company’s energy and waste footprints of the industrial complex, and raising awareness in the local community about environmental awareness and safety.

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About Sadara:

Sadara is a joint venture developed by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company. With a total investment of about $20 billion, Sadara is building a world scale chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Comprised of 26 world scale manufacturing units, the Sadara complex is the world’s largest to be built in a single phase and will be the first in the Middle East to use refinery liquids, such as naphtha, as feedstock. By using best-in-class technologies to crack refinery liquid feedstock, Sadara will enable many industries that either currently do not exist in Saudi Arabia or only exist through imports of raw materials. The adjacent PlasChem Park, a unique collaboration between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu’, will create more value downstream, generating unprecedented investment, innovation, economic growth and thousands of jobs.

For further information, please contact:

Sami Amin

External Communications Manager

Sadara Chemical Company

Mobile: +966501922155

Email: Sami.Amin@Sadara.com

Website: www.sadara.com