Accelerating human potential internationally
Saudi Aramco’s community efforts extend beyond the borders of Saudi Arabia with participation in community outreach and development efforts everywhere it operates. These range from natural disaster relief and educational initiatives in China, habitat preservation programs in Japan and Southeast Asia, to STEM and petrochemical industry education programs in the U.S. and Europe. Saudi Aramco’s international citizenship efforts are governed by the Company’s Citizenship Executive Committee.
The committee advises on the Citizenship Strategy and overarching position, approves related plans and mobilizes requisite business support, ensures alignment of activities and spending, monitors progress and compliance of related programs and develops citizenship activity budgets for CEO and Board approval.
As the base of North American operations and home to many of its regional affiliates, much of Saudi Aramco’s North American community-related efforts focus on or originate from the Houston area. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Saudi Aramco volunteers have continually provided assistance to the local community, including packing over 300,000 meals for at-risk families and working on Habitat for Humanity crews to rebuild 176 homes.
It is also the title sponsor of the Houston Half Marathon, and in Houston and across the United States, over 5,000 students and educators have participated in Saudi Aramco-sponsored STEM education, career awareness, environmental stewardship and energy conservation programs.
Saudi Aramco’s community outreach programs in Europe seek to motivate people to become more active and engaged members of their communities. In the Netherlands, for example, another location central to its global operations, Saudi Aramco’s supports a range of local philanthropic and recreational opportunities like the Juliana Children’s Hospital; one of the country’s leading pediatric hospitals, and the Aramco Beach Run, the Saudi Aramco’s flagship Citizenship event in Europe.
Saudi Aramco is committed to making important community and citizenship contributions everywhere it has meaningful operations throughout Asia. Ranging from coral reef conservation in Okinawa, to children’s medical and educational programs in China, Malaysia and Korea, to replacing vulnerable homes in rural Indonesia, Saudi Aramco’s programs have served thousands of workers, students, and at-risk citizens in dozens of locations throughout the region.