23.10.2018, Dubai, UAE – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) successfully completed its first official peer review at a full member company, Sahara Petrochemicals, on 17-18 October 2018 at the company’s plant site in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The review was conducted against the 2018 Responsible Care Codes of Management Practices (COMP), that were revised earlier this year. All seven codes were under scope, with 107 elements being discussed and reviewed during the two-day exercise by subject matter experts

This marks the first official peer review after a successful pilot last year at SABIC’s affiliate Eastern Petrochemical Company (SHARQ) and represents an excellent example of collaboration among GPCA member companies and their peers aimed at achieving best practice and greater transparency of their operations.

Eng. Saleh M. Bahamdan, CEO, Sahara Petrochemical Company, attended the meeting’s opening along with the senior management team.

The peer review team comprising – Kashif Rasheed from GPCA; Omar Al Nazhah from Sadara Chemical Company; Sathish Kumar from Borouge; Abdullah Abu Haidar, SABIC; Abdullah Al Saqoub, SABIC; Jassim Al Nouri, PIC; and Salim Al Zabi, TASNEE, identified areas of strengths as well as areas for improvement.

The peer review team will produce a report summarizing its findings and recommendations in the coming weeks.