Aramco Asia rolls out community programs designed to promote sustainability
“Recycling Awareness Campaign” in China, “Safer Route to School” in Korea, and “Coral Reef Conservation” in Japan, focus on sustainability, children’s safety and conservation of natural resources.
Aramco Asia has recently rolled out a number of community programs as a part of the corporate citizenship initiatives to deliver a sustainable business in the region.
These strategic programs, “Recycling Awareness Campaign” in China, “Safer Route to School” in Korea, and “Coral Reef Conservation” in Japan, focus on sustainability, children’s safety and conservation of natural resources. They also help maximize the company’s corporate value proposition in the region where Aramco has a growing presence.
Commenting on these programs, Aramco Asia president Anwar A. Al Hejazi, noted, “We are delighted to carry out these programs, which emphasize sustainability, safety and social well-being with our Asia stakeholders.
At Aramco, we remain committed to our corporate citizenship initiatives to pursue the long-term sustainability of our business potentials and the benefit for local residents.
— Anwar A. Al Hejazi
Raising household awareness on waste recycling
The China team launched a waste recycling awareness program in Xiamen, a coastal city in southeast province of Fujian in July 2021. The 12-month “Hand-in-Hand” campaign strives to raise an understanding of the importance of waste sorting among children and their parents. The project has been launched in collaboration with the Ifeng.com Charity Special Fund under the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children, and targets families living in the Huli District of Xiamen.
Several activities have been planned over the course of the campaign to highlight the benefits of sorting and recycling waste, including training, exhibitions, discussion forums to be attended by waste management experts, and the provision of the handbook on environment protection. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), outlining the scope of the campaign, has been signed by Aramco Asia and the Ifeng.com Charity Special Fund — paving the way for its rollout.
Making streets safer for children
The Korea office launched the project of “Safer Routes to School” to enhance traffic safety near 50 elementary schools in Ulsan in collaboration with four local government agencies in the city. Besides educational materials, the program also includes the installation of speed limit signs and the painting of sidewalks, alerting drivers to the presence of young children near schools.
Protecting marine environment
The Japan office entered into an agreement with the Okinawa Coral Reef Conservation Council (OCRCC) on a comprehensive partnership to conserve the marine environment in the prefecture, where the company has provided support over the past 10 years.
Aramco has adopted a pan-Asia strategy to create a positive impact on building prosperity and responsible growth. The strategy supports the corporate citizenship pillars of people and planet for its contribution to local sustainability. Through closer cooperation with local partners over almost 10 years, the company has built trust with communities and strives to create a more prosperous future.
— By Jeff Kim, Hiromi Barada, and Paul Zhang