National Day Clean-Up
Igniting social responsibility for a cleaner environment.
Saudi Aramco’s Corporate Citizenship Division in conjunction with Community Services has conducted a two-day community cleanup campaign at the Dhahran community. Taking place on the 25th and 26th of September, the campaign succeeded in engaging Aramco employees and their dependents by volunteering on the National Day weekend at the Dhahran Kings park and the Duck Pond.
Saudi Aramco has always been a leader in conducting environmental awareness initiatives within the company, and the community at large. The cleanup event aimed to promote environmentally friendly attitudes, instill a culture of social responsibility, and deepen employee engagement at the community. It included an awareness session that explained and discussed the importance of proper management of residential waste by implementing the 3 R’s principle of reduce, reuse, and recycle – the session also explained how waste is decomposed.
The team distributed masks, gloves, and worked in a COVID cautious environment with all volunteers throughout the 2-day event. Promoting and encouraging a culture of social responsibility – the event ignited a volunteering spirit, which provided an opportunity for Aramco employees to feel rewarded by giving back to the community.
Over 1,200 employee volunteering requests for the 2-day event were submitted, only within 24 hours of opening the registration. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, a limited number of participants were confirmed. The campaign received a total of 166 volunteers including both employees and their dependents, with 664 volunteering hours – collecting 95 kilograms of waste.
With their continuous efforts towards the community, Corporate Citizenship will ensure to keep on implementing rewarding experiences that help maintain the environment, and inspire more employees to contribute in making the environment we live in, a better place.