Economic and community projects

Supporting communities

For us, being a good corporate citizen goes beyond providing access to affordable energy and driving economic development. It means mobilizing our capabilities, and allocating resources where they can make a tangible and positive difference to people's lives.

We engage in a range of voluntary sustainability initiatives and programs that support the communities and the environment in which we operate. 

Overseen by our Corporate Citizenship Executive Committee, and guided by our corporate citizenship strategy, our voluntary sustainability community commitments focus on supporting the intellectual, creative, and economic development of our local communities in Saudi Arabia and around the world, and preserving the unique environment and diverse habitats of the planet.

Knowledge and culture

We recognize that education underlies economic and societal progress, and our ability to maximize value from the Kingdom's resource base is dependent upon developing the next generation of highly skilled professionals. That's why we focus our outreach education programs on building STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) competency and creativity in the youth of Saudi Arabia, and in communities where we operate internationally.

Our efforts to boost STEM competency in youth spark imaginative and analytical thinking. This ability will enable our youth to help us resolve some of the world's most pressing energy challenges.

Our flagship voluntary sustainability community initiative, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), is positioned to make a tangible, positive impact on the Kingdom's future by inspiring a passion for knowledge, creativity, and cross‐cultural engagement. 

Social and economic impact

We support the long-term vitality of our commercial ecosystem, which also contributes to the Kingdom's Vision 2030 by building a stronger, more diverse, and competitive energy industry.

Our In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program (iktva) amplifies our efforts to build a sustainable supply chain that serves a diverse, sustainable, and globally competitive energy sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and contributes to a thriving society. 

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 voluntary sustainability community initiatives and programs, including: disaster relief, literacy and STEM skills development, and volunteer work by our employees for charitable causes.

Our initiative to seed micro industries in the Kingdom is designed to make a positive and lasting difference, by equipping the people in our local communities with the skills, resources, and expertise to create self-sustaining enterprises. We have identified several micro industries that draw upon local resources and traditional crafts that — with the right business model and support — are ripe for generating long-term impact for local communities.

Supporting the environment

We strive to create a culture that prioritizes understanding of ecological habitats, their plants and animals, and promotes their protection, and we are dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of biodiversity protection in Saudi Arabia. We have long been conducting initiatives to engage our employees and communities in biodiversity protection.

For more information about our biodiversity preservation initiatives and partnerships, please visit Promoting Biodiversity.