MEPCO was announced as winner of the ‘King Khaled Award for Responsible Competitiveness’. King Salman bin Abdulaziz presented the award to Eng. Sami Safran, CEO, MEPCO.  The accolade is held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and is known for honouring companies that have built competitive advantage through a commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR).  The King Khalid Foundation established the Responsible Competitiveness Branch with the introduction of the Saudi Responsible Competitiveness Index (RCI) in collaboration with the Foundation and global consulting firm Accountability.
One of the largest vertically-integrated paper manufacturer MEPCO uses energy- and water-efficient production processes enables to offer recycled products to the market, while locally-sourced raw materials provide measurable benefit to the Saudi economy. The Company is listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange, under Tadawul symbol ‘MEPCO’.
In a seperate development, MEPCO was awarded the Best Corporate Governance Leadership – Saudi Arabia 2017 accolade by Capital Finance International (CFI).  CFI formally recognised a diverse array of MEPCO’s accomplishments, including becoming a publicly listed company in 2015, facilitating ongoing methods of sustainable large-scale production, reducing the company’s impact on the environment and enhancing its Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Sami Safran commented: “MEPCO is honoured to accept this prestigious industry award from such a highly regarded institution - Capital Finance International. As we continue to expand our business internationally, recognition in corporate governance by international organisations will play an important role demonstrating MEPCO’s success to the global marketplace. MEPCO has contributed greatly to the local economy and is currently witnessing unparalleled growth throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”