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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.