Plastic Engine News: Shanghai, China, May 26, 2017-Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), a global leader in diversified chemicals, and the International Youth Achievement Ministry of China, a non-profit organization dedicated to youth career, entrepreneurship and financial education ( JAChina), today held a “Lighting the Future” campus sustainable development design challenge in Shanghai.
The event attracted more than 100 students, teachers, volunteers and guests to participate in SABIC Shanghai R & D Center. A total of 50 students from two junior high schools in Shanghai, including the Fourth Affiliated Middle School of East China Normal University (hereinafter referred to as "Hua Fourth") and Tangzhen Middle School, were divided into 10 groups, and the sustainable development of the campus that their groups focused on was demonstrated in the challenge Problems and provide detailed solutions.
After fierce competition and several rounds of discussions and evaluations by the jury, the waste reduction and green team from Huasi and the scenery and infinite Jiusilou team from Tangzhen Middle School won the first prize. The two groups of students respectively used the campus solid waste The emission reduction plan and the wind-solar complementary power generation plan impressed the audience. Members of the jury on the day included: Dr. An Yuxian, Director of Northeast Asia, Saudi Basic Industries Global R & D Center, Ms. Jin Huiqun, Director of Human Resources, Greater China, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Ms. Zhang Lan, Senior Manager of Youth Achievement China Project and Development, Huangpu Education School Ms. Han Lifen, the director of the Curriculum Research Center, Ms. Zhao Dongyun, the junior middle school extended curriculum teacher of the Hongkou Teachers' College, and Ms. Jin Ying, the teaching and researcher of the Jing'an District Education College.
In addition, SABIC volunteers also coached the participating teams before the game. The students exhibited the solutions of each group at SABIC's Shanghai R & D Center earlier this week through posters, etc., and SABIC employees voted for the most recognized company award, Hua Silin, after watching the student boards and exhibits. Yun Group's sustainable water resources utilization plan for campus.
"SABIC has been committed to advocating sustainable development in China for many years," said Dr. An Yuxian, director of Northeast Asia and one of the judges of the Challenge at SABIC Global R & D Center. “The students are very creative and I was impressed by the sustainable development solutions they showed. At SABIC, we believe that“ chemistry makes you and me ”, which is why we believe that the concept of sustainable development is embedded in It is vital to the minds of the next generation of leaders. We are very happy to work with JA China to bring the best sustainable development courses to Chinese youth. "
This challenge is a follow-up to the course JA Lights the Future. This course is a sustainable development course co-designed by SABIC and JA China. It is targeted at sixth to seventh grade students. 98 SABIC corporate volunteers taught students six-hour courses, enabling them to deeply understand the coordinated development of the environment and the economy from the perspective of sustainable development. All course content has been carefully designed to maximize the effect of experiential learning through activities such as role-playing, scenario simulations, and group discussions. After piloting this school year, both parties are discussing the possibility of expanding the scale of the project in Shanghai and bringing the project to more cities.
Ms. Bai Pingping, principal of Tangzhen Middle School, said: "The challenge tests the students' knowledge of sustainable development and puts them to work. What you learn is an important reference to make the right choice. "
"Corporate volunteers bring real cases into the classroom and discuss how to achieve a balance between environmental and economic benefits," said Ms. Wu Qijun, senior director of JA China Project and Business Development. "This project is not only designed to raise awareness of sustainable development, And develop students' critical thinking, data processing, problem solving, and presentation skills to achieve JA China's mission: to cultivate the leadership, creativity, and character of Chinese youth. "
“Light Up the Future” started as a SABIC global corporate social responsibility demonstration project in China in 2014. Through this customized corporate social responsibility project, it promotes the active and long-term attention of sustainable development for young people and surrounding communities. Inspire them to think more creatively and innovatively about environmental protection. Up to now, more than 600 Chinese students aged 12-28 have participated in the project, and 157 SABIC corporate volunteers have contributed more than 1500 hours and compiled more than 95 pages of sustainable life-related courseware. material.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is a leading global diversified chemical company headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SABIC's manufacturing facilities span the globe, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, and its products include chemicals, general purpose and high-performance plastics, agricultural nutrients and steel.
We help our clients identify new opportunities in key end markets such as construction, medical equipment, packaging, agricultural nutrients, electronics and appliances, transportation and clean energy.
In 2016, SABIC's net profit reached 17.84 billion rials (US $ 4.76 billion) and sales revenue totaled 132.83 billion rials (US $ 35.42 billion). As of the end of 2016, SABIC's total assets reached 316.89 billion rials ($ 84.5 billion). In 2016, SABIC's total output reached 72.7 million metric tons.
SABIC operates in more than 50 countries and employs approximately 40,000 people. By cultivating the spirit of innovation and original thinking, we already have 12,077 patents worldwide, and set up innovation centers in five key regions: the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Northeast Asia, and have rich scientific research resources.
The Saudi government owns 70% of SABIC's shares and the remaining 30% is publicly traded on the Saudi Arabian stock exchange.
About SABIC Asia Pacific
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has been expanding its business in Asia since 1980, with more than 40 offices and more than 3,000 employees. The company has established 10 production bases and mixing and processing bases in China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand to continue to serve customers in Asia. As a leader in technology research and development, SABIC has two application centers in Moka, Japan and Seongnam, South Korea, and four R & D centers in Bangalore, India, Shanghai, China, Suwon, and Daejeon.
About JA China
Junior Achievement is the world's largest non-profit educational organization dedicated to youth career, entrepreneurship and financial education. JA China has been committed to developing and practicing the highest quality experiential courses for 24 years, in order to cultivate the leadership, character and creativity of Chinese youths and help them succeed in the global economy. JA China currently conducts 17 courses and activities in universities, middle schools, and primary schools in 35 cities across the country. So far, it has benefited more than 5 million students, participated in 71,283 volunteers, and participated in 1,225 schools.