Beijing, China — Aramco has extended humanitarian support to communities across Asia since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, as the region not only remains a key part of its global strategy, but the company remains committed to serve the communities in which it operates.
With this in mind, the company has also provided economic assistance to communities across the continent, supporting government efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our hearts are with those who are suffering from the pandemic,” said Anwar Al Hejazi, Aramco Asia president.
“As an international company that has great presence in the region, we have taken all the necessary measures to maintain business continuity while caring for local communities. We feel obliged to continue our longstanding support to promote regional growth, people’s health and welfare.”
Headquartered in Beijing, Aramco Asia integrates subsidiaries in China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and India. Corporate citizenship lies at the heart of Aramco’s business and remains a driving force behind its efforts to support communities, including a donation to Malaysia’s National Disaster Management Agency. Aramco’s other COVID-19 response efforts across Asia include:
The company has partnered with the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) to assist in COVID-19 relief efforts. A fund was established to procure critical medical supplies, such as infrared thermometers, ventilators, air compressor nebulizers, and ambulances.
Aramco has partnered with the Indian Red Cross Society to purchase personal protective equipment and other COVID-19 related supplies for first respondents and local communities across 16 states and Union Territories.
Aramco has donated to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association to support its humanitarian efforts. The donation covered support for medical professionals, provided meal vouchers to affected individuals, and involved the distribution of sanitizer wipes to 20,000 school classes, as well as hand sanitizer to 2,000 welfare facilities.
Aramco is the country’s largest crude oil supplier and worked with the Japanese Red Cross Society to provide critical medical devices for Japanese Red Cross hospitals and professionals, who are at the forefront of coronavirus prevention and response efforts in local communities.
Under a cooperation deal with the Singapore Red Cross Society, 28 Aramco office staff volunteered to help pack and deliver 390 relief kits comprising food, medical, sanitary, and household items to senior citizens.