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Recognized and Award Winning efforts

In line with the Kingdom’s efforts to protect the environment specifically in the industrial and manufacturing sector, many organizations have strived to apply a social responsibility vision that emphasizes their role in contributing to the establishment of a sustainable development. Below are a few well-known case studies of projects led by companies and engaged parties in Bahrain with an aim to authenticate this fundamental objective:

Bapco

BAPCO, wholly owned by the Government of Bahrain, is engaged in the oil industry including sales and exports of crude oil and refined products. As an environmentally conscious industry, the protection of the environment continues to be a major focus of the company's policy. Therefore, in line with best practice, BAPCO has created an EHS policy that integrates the functions of occupational health, industrial safety and environment. BAPCO senior management believe that extraordinary business performance starts with extraordinary Safety, Health & Environment (SH&E) performance. Moreover, highlighting BAPCO’s success in the environmental field, BAPCO’s Refinery Gas Desulphurization Project (RGDP) won first place in the Environmental Award Scheme organized as part of the Off-Shore Arabia Conference & Exhibition 2011 in Dubai.

For more information please visit this page .

ALBA (Aluminum Bahrain)

One of these major well-reputed groups is Aluminum Bahrain (ALBA). ALBA is one of the largest and most advanced aluminum smelters in the world. It has received the International Millennium Business Award for Environmental Achievement from the UN. ALBA organizes various environmental awareness campaigns, projects, and program that conform to international environmental standard. Other projects include: electricity saving, creating its own internal eco-friendly green oasis that includes a garden, a vegetable farm, and the biggest artificial lake in the Kingdom.

For more information on ALBA’s environmental policy and projects, please visit this page .

GPIC (Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company)

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company is a GCC owned joint venture based in Bahrain and manufactures fertilizers and petrochemicals. It uses natural gas which is available in Bahrain as a feedstock for the production of ammonia, urea and methanol. GPIC takes global climate changes quite seriously and in order to manage the green house gas emission it has established the first carbon dioxide a recovery plant in 2010. Other environment projects include Princess Sabeeka Garden, fish farm, and a bird sanctuary.

For more information, Please visit this page .

Bahrain World Trade Center

Located in Manama, Bahrain World trade Center is the first intelligent skyscraper to integrate large-scale wind turbines suspends three 1,200-megawatt units between its matching 787-foot office towers that supply 15 percent of the electricity for the two buildings, roughly the same amount used by 300 homes. The environmentally sustainable carbon critical designed building by Atkins has received the 2006 LEAF Award for the Best Use of Technology within a Large Scheme and the Arab Construction World award for Sustainable Design.

Recycle IT

The Recycle IT project aspires to repair and refurbish obsolete IT equipment in an aim to help Bahrain get greener. Recycle IT’s overall concept is to collect used laptops and later donate these devices to NGO’s and underprivileged families. One of the reasons that this project was initiated is that, in Bahrain, because of the absence of appropriate channels to process to dispose e-waste. As a result, due to the fact that the life of IT equipment cannot be prolonged beyond seven to nine years because of the hazardous material it contains such as lead, cadmium, and mercury; a solution for disposing e-waste is called for in Bahrain. The project envisages that the usable parts will be sold to electronics repair shops, while unusable components will be sold to recycling companies. The project has already raised Bahrain's rating in the e-Waste Recycling Technology from level one to level three under the Centre for Environment Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE).

For more information please visit the Recycle IT Facebook page .

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Page Last Updated: 10 May, 2017