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Bapco Holds Marine Ports Clean Up Day to Support RECSO Initiative and World Environment Day

June 2015

The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) held today a cleanup activity in conjunction with the Regional Clean Sea Organization (RECSO) which is a regional non-profit environmental organization. RECSO is marking the World Environment Day (WED) this year with marine ports cleanup activities across all its member companies on 3rd June 2015. Commenting on this occasion, Bapco’s Chief Executive, Dr. Pete Bartlett said: “Bapco is supporting RECSO’s initiative to raise awareness on the importance of keeping the marine environment free from pollution”. For his part, Bapco’s Deputy Chief Executive (Refining & Marketing), Chairman of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Committee Mr. Ebrahim Talib said: “Today as we speak, and in conjunction with World Environmental Day, this event is running simultaneously at more than 12 marine ports of RECSO member companies across the Arabian Gulf. We feel that this is a great opportunity for RECSO members to show our commitment toward the environment”. “Bapco’s initiative also reflects our obligation to implement the directives of the Wise Leadership of the Kingdom towards fostering the environment profile of Bahrain”, Mr. Talib concluded. Upon the conclusion of the activity, certificates of appreciation were presented to activity participants, officials of Bapco’s Health, Safety & Environment Department and Oil Storage & Export Department. Trophies were also presented to officials of RECSO, Bapco’s Oil Spill Management Committee, HSE, OS&E and OSRL-Bahrain in recognition of their role in ensuring the success of the initiative. RECSO as an oil spill cooperative made up of all the major oil companies within the GCC. RECSO was founded in 1972 and Bapco was one of the founding members. The purpose of RECSO is to ensure protection of the Gulf waters from pollution, especially oil spill under a mutual aid concept. Each member oil company shares the responsibility of ensuring long term commitment to the “Clean Gulf” concept. The World Environment Day WED theme this year is "Seven Billion Dreams...One Planet.. Consume with Care."

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