In the recently issued sixth annual Citizenship Report, we illustrated a solid example of citizenship in the region. As one of the world’s highest per capita consumers of power, Kuwait’s power-supply system has been stretched over time leading to outages in summer months during peak demand. GE’s collaboration with Kuwait is geared toward solving this issue and enabling the country’s development to continue unabated. At its heart is a $2.65 billion government contract to build the country’s first new power plant in two decades. GE is supplying critical equipment to the new facility, to be located in Sabiya, as well as operating and maintaining the plant for seven years following its start date. As part of the deal, the GE team is guaranteeing the availability of power during the high-demand summer.
GE’s sixth annual Citizenship Report, “Renewing Responsibilities”, charts GE’s progress and efforts with in-depth analysis and discussion in its key operational areas such as water needs, human rights, energy use and emissions, education and healthcare. At its core, the report provides a type of annual scorecard that evaluates GE’s work vs. its commitments on a wide range of business issues, corporate responsibility initiatives, and stakeholder engagement. This year’s report features essays on key responsibility issues from external thought leaders, customers and GE employees. More details on GE’s corporate citizenship focus can be found on the following links: