SABIC LEADERSHIP WAY
- Talent Champion: bringing in the best people, and growing and developing them to fuel our growth and achieve our goals.
- Collaboration Partner: working closely with colleagues and partners on smarter, higher-performing products and ways of working.
- Innovation Pioneer: recognizing that the pace of change is accelerating, we can only remain relevant and retain a leadership position by embracing innovative ideas and ways of working.
- Excellence Driver: making an impact for customers, stakeholders, and communities requires continual improvement and a sense of urgency.
The SABIC Leadership Way is built around the guiding principles that anchor SABIC’s purpose of ‘Chemistry that Matters™’ with our commitments and values: Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver. It aligns with our 2025 strategy and allows us to create a dynamic and inclusive leadership culture that develops the right talent for the right challenges.
This year, we rolled out the SLW globally and made great efforts to introduce it into our workforce, delivering immersive, interactive sessions to more than 600 leaders across 50 global sites.
EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION
LET’S EXPLORE WHAT MATTERS
As part of our Employee Value Proposition, in 2019 we will introduce “Let’s Explore What Matters,” a new online exploration platform that showcases the many direct, indirect, and non-financial benefits we offer current and prospective employees.
- “Send Gifts” allows employees to provide feedback to another employee.
- “My Gifts” provides quick access to all the gifts an employee has received, and allows them to thank every gift provider.
- The “Leaderboard” is a gamified platform showcasing the top gift providers and receivers within each group.
CONTINUING EMPLOYEE DIALOGUE
Throughout 2018, SABIC maintained a dialogue with all employees. In January, the CEO hosted the Global Employee Town Hall at SABIC Global Headquarters in Riyadh with interactive, live-streaming video to sites throughout the Middle East, Europe, Americas, and Asia-Pacific regions.
This year, we also conducted our second Pulse Dialogue Survey, a comprehensive survey sent to every SABIC employee around the globe. We received more than 19,000 responses to the survey, a clear indication of the commitment that employees have to our dialogue journey.
We continued our emphasis on employee dialogue at the annual Year-End Meeting, during which SABIC leaders reviewed the company performance for 2018 and planned for the year ahead.
Although we remain focused on our long-term transformation, we are proud to receive recognition of our successes to date. This year, SABIC earned Top Employer Institute certification in five of our key Asian markets: China, India, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.
The SABIC Academy has served as our core learning platform since 2012, offering future leaders the opportunity to further develop their skills through individual assessments, coaching, and training. We have developed more than 6,000 courses to support learning at every professional level and across every area of our business.
In December this year, we held a two-day leadership summit at the SABIC Academy in Riyadh that brought together more than 120 SABIC leaders for three intensive leadership-development programs.
2018 marked the third year we hosted the SABIC Leadership Program (SLP) for senior government officials at the SABIC Academy. We brought together 110 senior officials to Riyadh for three sessions to share our expertise and develop leadership skills. Through this program, we are aligning best practices in the public and private sectors and supporting Saudi Vision 2030, the government’s blueprint for a strong and diverse economy.
ENABLING SAUDI VISION 2030
We continue to invest heavily in supporting Saudi Vision 2030, and we believe that developing human capital will play a major role in its success.
We continued our annual Summer Innovation Program in 2018, inviting the children of SABIC employees and affiliates to Riyadh, Jubail, and Yanbu for a three-week event that promotes a culture of innovation and stimulates creative thinking in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
In partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Civil Service, we launched Saudi Arabia’s first “Human Resources Think Tank” in December 2018. The three-day event brought together high-ranking HR professionals from the Saudi government to share best practices in developing people.