DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND COLLABORATION
For the third consecutive year, SABIC was featured on the Financial Times Diversity Leaders rankings, which assesses employees’ perceptions of companies’ inclusiveness and efforts to promote diversity. We recognize that we have a diverse workforce that has a variety of needs and concerns, and new patterns of work have introduced new challenges in terms of employee engagement.
Our 2021 SABIC COVID-19 Pulse Survey and Global Employee Town Hall initiatives were important events that helped us stay connected to the real thoughts, feelings, and aspirations of our 31,000 strong global workforce.
SABIC employees in the Americas region gathered to celebrate Juneteenth 2021 and reflect on SABIC's diversity and inclusion journey over the past year.
SABIC’s celebration, held on June 18 and themed “Dare to Hope,” was inspired by a letter written by James Harris, site administrator at SABIC’s Bay St. Louis, Mississippi site, following our Juneteenth gathering a year ago. Ahead of the session, employees were asked to submit statements, poems, or photos of what each would want, or for whom they would “Dare to Hope.”
THE FUTURE OF STEM SCHOLARS INITIATIVE (FOSSI)
SABIC announced its participation in the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI), the chemical industry’s collaborative diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative aimed at creating pathways for underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in STEM careers within the chemicals industry. With an investment of US$ 500,000, SABIC plans to sponsor 10 young scholars over the next two years, joining a growing list of organizations that together have raised more than $10 million for scholarships.