The Middle East Paper Co. (‘MEPCO’) and its waste management wholly-owned subsidiary WASCO have signed a partnership agreement with King Abdulaziz University to launch a Leadership Programme for young Saudi nationals. The programme aims to provide Saudi youth with tools for raising awareness on environmental sustainability and its importance to the community.  To launch the programme, a campaign, titled ‘A License for Environmental Leadership’ was implemented.
MEPCO’s CEO Sami Safran, said, “Safeguarding our future begins with sustainability today. It is important that our youth is trained on how to lead in this vital field of environmentalism and sustainability. Together with WASCO, MEPCO will participate in this leadership programme to help build the knowledge base and the skills required to create the future that we all strive for. This agreement is part of our nation’s vision, and we look forward to participating in it and bringing about positive change together with our partners.”
The programme is in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the National Transition 2020 commitments to environmental sustainability.