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.
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.
For the 13th time, our Houston office served as the title sponsor of the Houston Half Marathon, part of the Houston Marathon Weekend. 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.
In The Hague, Netherlands, we launched the first ever Aramco Beach Run. With over 1,500 participants, the event raised funds for the Juliana Children’s Hospital, one of the country’s leading pediatric hospitals.
In the U.K., our employees participated in a cleanup of London’s canal network and supported one of the city’s food banks.
Through our Aramco Scholarship Program, and in partnership with the charity Community Chest of Korea, we supported 86 disabled university students majoring in science and engineering disciplines.
Our Singapore office partnered 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.