HEALTH AND WELLNESS
By focusing on employees, families, and communities, SABIC can contribute to the health and wellness of society. To do this, we invest in physical and mental health, and promote good lifestyle choices.
This year in the UK, our Teesside facility signed up to the “Time to Change” pledge, promoting mental health at work. The team worked on the pledge for 18 months, earning nationwide recognition from Redcar & Cleveland Mind.
In India, we continued to support the They See, They Learn program, a large-scale, comprehensive eye-care program for children in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Vadodara, and Mumbai. The program improves education by ensuring that students aged 6 to 18 can clearly see blackboards and other learning materials in class. The program provides screening, vision correction, and free glasses, helping more than 150,000 students to date.
Also, in India, SABIC partnered with the NGO Trinity Healthcare on a health-checkup and awareness program for underprivileged children at schools in Anekal Taluk in Bengaluru. The program teaches hygiene, feminine hygiene, and water-sanitation awareness to students and teachers. To date, 1,150 schoolgirls between the 6 and 15 years old have completed the program.
In Brazil, the SABIC Women’s Network teamed up with the Wellness Committee at Tortuguitas, Argentina, to promote breast-cancer awareness. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women, second to skin cancer, with one in eight women being diagnosed with the disease in their lives. Both women and men wore pink ribbons – the international symbol of breast-cancer awareness – and shared fliers to educate employees.
As part of a broader strategy to improve public health in line with Saudi Vision 2030, in November, SABIC was a strategic partner of the Riyadh International Marathon. More than 30,000 participants, including professional runners and athletes with special needs, participated in this year’s event.
In the UK, SABIC's ongoing efforts to improve health and well-being programs were recognized with two awards at the Better Health at Work award annual ceremony in March, including earning “ambassador” status, the highest available award, and the “continuing excellence” standard.