SABIC is dedicated to environmental stewardship. We always seek to improve our own performance, and encourage others to take actions that reduce pollution, conserve energy, and raise environmental awareness.
This year, SABIC contributed to the international response to the devastating floods in June and July that killed at least 200 people and destroyed more than 46,000 residential buildings in 30 prefectures in Japan. We pledged our support through the Japanese Red Cross Society. Japan.
In the Sittard-Geleen region of the Netherlands, our volunteers engaged with over 240 children as part of Waste Free Environment Week.
In the Americas region, employees at Selkirk, New York, celebrated Earth Day by hosting a walk, hike, and run at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. In September, SABIC employees in the United States, Canada, and Mexico joined the first annual World Clean-Up Day, reinforcing our commitment to communities.
In South Korea, 30 SABIC employees and their families gathered at Noeul Park in Seoul to plant more than 100 White Pink Salix trees
In the UK, SABIC signed up to the UK Plastics Pact, a world-leading commitment to transform plastic packaging by keeping it in a circular economy and out of the environment. The pact is a unique collaboration of businesses from across the plastics value chain, government ministries, and NGOs to tackle the issue of plastic waste. SABIC joins household names, including Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Nestlé, and Unilever, in committing to a series of ambitious waste-reduction targets by 2025.