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Home > Reports > Sustainability Report 2020 > Collaboration > Diversity, Inclusion and Collaboration


SABIC is deeply committed to cultivating a culture of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration across our workforce and business.


In 2020, a women’s network initiative in the Middle East and Africa regions hosted a series of “Role Model” virtual talks, where Saudi businesswomen shared their career stories and offered advice. Throughout the pandemic, SABIC Women’s Network published their monthly newsletter, providing information to help parents balance the demands of at-home schooling, childcare, and paid work.


Three SABIC America’s region employees were recognized as honorees by STEP Women’s Initiative, a Manufacturing Institute program working to close the gender gap in manufacturing in the United States.

“‘Inspire’ is my favorite word. I love to be inspired by the actions of others, and hope that I, too, inspire people with my actions.”
—Jessica Zirkelbach, Senior Manager, EHSS, and 2020 STEP Ahead Honoree


In 2020, the SABIC Young Leadership Council—now in its second year—selected 100 young “influencers” and empowered them develop fresh new ideas and strategies that will enhance our workplace and business.


Employees in our Americas region, organized the Juneteenth Town Hall, engaging 800 employees in a virtual event that encouraged dialogue about the effects of racism in our lives and how everyone can contribute to systemic change. At the event, SABIC leaders unveiled a new pledge to end racism and inequality across our global business. SABIC also announced that we have joined the CEO Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion.


SABIC Talent Communities provide opportunities for company human resources leaders to share best practices on people-focused topics, including mentoring and leadership development, succession planning, and talent exchange.

SABIC Mentoring Program

In 2020, we piloted our global Mentoring Program on a virtual platform. Designed to connect our employees with internal role models at SABIC, the program fostered 300 mentoring relationships across the company; a third of the mentee participants were women.

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