Corporate Social Responsibility

 

 

 Corporate Social Responsibility

 
 
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
 
 
 
KNPC maintained during this year its usual cooperation with the governmental and nongovernmental organizations out of its belief in the importance of this partnership to the welfare of the society. This responsibility should be shared with the local companies, as their contribution to the community development is extremely important.
 
Sponsorship of Educational Activities
Collaboration with Kuwait University, the colleges of the Public Authority for Applied Education &Training continued during this year in the course of which the company sponsored a number of their activities including graduation projects and other programs. In the meantime, the company continued its program of active engagement with the public schools in different stages. In the course of that program teams from the KNPC HSE, Corporate Communications and Corporate Planning departments visited more than 15 schools to conduct presentations and lectures on the basics of the oil industry, environment protection responsibility and safety at home and elsewhere. Those lectures were received with interest on the part of the students and their teachers.
 
The company also provided club equipment and publications to a school that takes care of the children suffering from Dawn syndrome.
 
The Corporate Communication department, as usual, organized a summer program, after school, for the education and entertainment of the company employee’s children. The program   consisted of site visits to several places in Kuwait of historic importance and some recreational facilities.
 
The company also kept its tradition of hosting an annual function or festival at the company Club for the students of Special Needs under the slogan of” Celebrate Your Ability.”  With the participation of the  higher management and a group of volunteers,  dozens of handicapped  school girls and boys  perform on  stage some of their  artistic hobbies and exhibit their abilities especially in drawing and handwork .The  company sponsors this festival   and purchase the  paintings drawn by the  students as an encouragement for them to continue their practices. 
 
The company also sponsored and financed a number of sport activities by the public schools such as the Marathon organized by a girl’s school in Ahmadi educational district.
 
The company celebrates every year the holy month of Ramadan by installing a huge tent to accommodate, nearly one thousand people to whom free break- the- fast meals are provided at sunset every day during the month. It should be noted that this charity work is co-financed by the employees who make significant donations
 
The CC Department employees also pay visits to hospitals in Kuwait, to comfort, and present gifts and give away items to sick children.
 
Environmental Activities
 
The company maintained its efforts to foster environmental awareness across the country. Two lectures were conducted this year at two girl schools on pollution and how to combat it at its original sources in order to protect Kuwait environment. They were attended not only by students but also by parents and the school’s staff.
 
The company also distributed thousands of plants to the employees on the Earth Day, which KNPC observed with different activities.
 
Desert and beach cleaning campaigns also became an annual tradition for KNPC. Several campaigns were conducted this year, the biggest of which came after the end of the camping season.
 
 Anti –Bullying  Project Program
 
In a joint effort, KNPC, Kuwait Red Crescent Society and the UN Development Program (UNDP), completed the first workshop in which 30 volunteers received special training to implement the Anti-Bullying program at schools. The training included a series of workshops designed to provide the volunteers with basic knowledge for handling violence among the students and how to boost the youth resilience and rational thinking and behavior.
 
The Anti –Bullying program or Youth Resiliency Project is financed by KNPC and implemented in collaboration with the UNDP and the Kuwait Red Crescent Society. Selected Education experts and pedagogues prepared plans to deliver several lectures and presentations at various schools intended to defeat violent behavior not only at schools but also on streets and everywhere. The campaign also envisages producing a number of anti- bullying publications and distributing them at schools and universities.
 
KNPC NATURE RESERVE
 
The company reserves special attention to its Nature Reserve Project at Wafra area, south of Kuwait city which aims at saving endangered wild plants from extinction and to propagate this wild plants in general. That is why the Nature Reserve is called KNPC Center for Development & Propagation of Native Plants. The first phase of the project, fencing one million square meters, has been completed and the company started implementing the second phase in the course of which thousands of plants will be planted.
 
Care for the Company Staff
 
The company continued to look after its employees and arranged during this year two trips to the holy lands to perform Omra. More than 200 employees and members of their families took part in those trips. The company also arranged a trip to the Spanish city of Barcelona in which 140 employees and their families were involved. The usual fishing journey to the Sultanate of Oman also took place this winter, beside several one-day shopping visits to Dubai, UAE.
 
The higher management on January 7th and 8th for their excellence also honored several hundreds of the employee’s children.
 
In the meantime, the CC Department continued to organize entertainment parties and celebrations on several occasions such as the National Day anniversary, Eid Alfitr...etc at the Company Spring camp or the Company club to the benefit of the employees and their families.
 
Conferences & Exhibitions
 
KNPC joined a number of exhibitions and conferences throughout this year. Including The Asian Technology Conterencein Thailand in which a large number of international oil companies including KPC and subsidiaries had taken part.
 
The company also participated in MEED Conference and Exhibition, which was held in Kuwait under the slogan of “Energy & Infrastructure Projects”.
A number of KNPC engineers   presented working papers at the Corrosion Conference and Exhibition in Bahrain in February 2012.
 
KNPC also joined the Oil Refining week in Dubai, UAE.
 
The company was also a major contributor to the Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, which took place in the   state of Kuwait, which focused on the prospects of integration among those industries in the GGC member states.
 
KNPC also took part in Petro-tech exhibition and conference in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
 
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES
 
KNPC was awarded during this year the KPC   CEO award for Social Responsibility in recognition of its remarkable performance in this area and its unique CSR audited report.
 
The company earlier this year was awarded the CSR Arabia Award for winning the first place in the competition for governmental organisations. The award was handed over to KNPC Chairman and Managing Director in October 2012 in Dubai. 60 companies participated in the competition from North Africa and the Middle East.
 
The company won unanimous nomination for the first place by the prize committee.
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