Supporting communities

People and community

For us, being a good citizen means more than doing good. It means acting with purpose in mobilizing our resources to generate opportunities that help make a positive impact on people and their communities.

Supporting communities in the Kingdom

Helping to hear

As part of our commitment to support communities at home, we identify populations in need where we can make an immediate and positive impact. Our “I Want to Hear” campaign, which completed its second consecutive year in 2017, is one such program. Thousands of employees donated to our program to provide 1,000 hearing aids for people, including hearing assessments and the fitting of the hearing aids.

"I Want To Hear"campaign

Seeding micro industries

We aspire to make a positive and lasting difference by equipping the people in our local communities with the skills, resources, and know-how to create self-sustaining enterprises.

We endeavor to support programs that draw upon local resources and traditional crafts, seeding micro industries in the Kingdom designed to empower people to shape their own economic future.

Supporting our international communities

In addition to supporting communities in Saudi Arabia, we seek to contribute meaningful assistance to the communities that host our offices and operations around the world. Our efforts include support for a wide range of citizenship activities, including disaster relief, literacy and STEM skills development, and volunteer work by our employees for charitable causes.

North America

Our Houston subsidiary is home to our North American office and a number of our affiliates. After the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey on the city, we assisted with relief efforts, with scores of our employees participating in community volunteer activities. This included helping organize and pack 300,000 meals for at-risk families and contributing to a Habitat for Humanity project to rebuild 176 homes.

Our Houston office serves as the title sponsor of the Houston Half Marathon, part of the Houston Marathon Weekend. In 2017 hundreds of our employees participated as runners or volunteers for the event, which drew 33,000 participants from 42 countries and raised millions of dollars for local charities.

Europe

In The Hague, Netherlands, we launched the first ever Aramco Beach Run in 2017. With over 1,500 participants, the event raised funds for the Juliana Children’s Hospital, one of the country’s leading pediatric hospitals.

Asia

Through our Aramco Scholarship Program, and in partnership with the charity Community Chest of Korea, in 2017 we supported 86 disabled university students majoring in science and engineering disciplines.

Our people volunteering in the construction of monsoon-proof homes in Batam, Indonesia. 

Our Singapore office partner with Habitat for Humanity to support impoverished families in nearby Batam, Indonesia. Through the Batam Build Project, over 2016 and 2017, we built 33 houses able to withstand monsoons.