We continually explore new projects and focus areas that can help us increase this positive impact, and seek new public- and private-sector partners to expand our reach.
Strategic CSR partnerships, such as with Junior Achievement Worldwide, enable us to develop innovative youth-education programs in local communities that can have a global impact. As we continue to implement our 2025 strategy, and support Saudi Vision 2030 and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, we will increase employee engagement and leadership support for diverse CSR programs.
As part of our ongoing effort to support communities, we continue to roll out a new global volunteering policy to global employees. By encouraging volunteering, we help local initiatives in our four focus areas, and strengthen collaborations with civil society and the public sector – enabling success while improving bonds between employees, the company, and our communities all over the world.
This year was the fifth for SABIC’s Lights of Our Future Program, an initiative to educate students on the values of sustainable living. The program was implemented in Indonesia in 2018; we look to further expand the initiative to 21 countries in 2019. We will continue to develop partnerships with civil society and the public sector, focusing in particular on the Agricultural Awareness Caravan and the Environmental Caravan in the coming year.
Strategic CSR partnerships enable SABIC to develop innovative youth–education programs in local communities that can have a global impact.