Our response to COVID-19

As the world faces an unprecedented health crisis, we stand with our people. This means our employees, who work tirelessly to bring energy to the world. It means our communities, the neighbors and the families who support us. And it means the global community - for whom energy is an essential and integral part of their lives. 

To our people all around the world, we are ready, and we are responsive. We are in this together.

“We are securing the health and safety of our workforce and communities and ensuring the continuity of an energy supply upon which the world relies. The health and well-being of our people is our top priority with the onset of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) spreading globally. The company has established a taskforce to address issues related COVID-19 for both business operations and in our communities. We must take all necessary precautions.”

Amin H. Nasser, Saudi Aramco President & CEO

About our response

The world depends on us, and we are committed to delivering - for our people, our communities and our global customers.

Our people

As part of Saudi Aramco's 70,000 men and women who work tirelessly to bring energy to the world, our people are our most valuable resource, and we are committed to protecting their safety.

We are instituting measures to minimize the spread of the virus, limiting exposure to potential at-risk individuals, cancelling events, and taking meetings and training programs online. Our dedicated teams are disinfecting our spaces, setting up additional hand sanitizer stations, giving out face masks and hand sanitizers and putting up educational poster throughout our spaces. We have facilitated working from home wherever possible, including employees considered to be at higher risk from infection, to reduce the in-office population, all in line with social distancing instructions issued by authorities in our location. We're also educating our employees on the risks and precautionary measures they can take to protect themselves, offering regular advice, guidance and a dedicated advice hotline.

Our communities

We are more than just a company; we are a community. A community that includes families, neighbors and friends. Saudi Aramco's global offices have committed to contributing more than US$3.5 million to support healthcare and disaster relief organizations.

In Saudi Aramco's worldwide response to help slowing the spread of COVID-19, Aramco Korea is doing its part by reaching out to help support its neighbors and people in communities in Korea. When the virus was at its height in Korea in March 2020, Aramco Korea donated KRW 1 billion to Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support those who have been affected by the outbreak. Our donation was used to provide food vouchers to the 1,200 less fortunate individuals who have been mostly affected by COVID-19 in Daegu and Gyeongbuk province, the hardest-hit areas in Korea. Our donation also has been utilized to provide 100,000 hand-sanitizing wipes to 20,000 classes at schools across the country to protect students from the infection as the schools in Korea started reopening from COVID-19 school closures. The delivery of 80,000 hand sanitizers to over 2,000 welfare facilities across the country has also been made to protect the health and safety of people staying at the centers. More importantly, our donation has reached to support frontline medical workers who have played a major role in making Korea as one of few countries that have flattened the curve of new infections.

“We are grateful for the heroic first responders, medical professionals and healthcare workers on the front lines dedicating all efforts to curb the spread of the virus with courage and bravery. We would like to extend our deep appreciation to all of them who are sacrificing so much to overcome the outbreak in Korea. It is also our wish that our donation provides support for individuals affected by the pandemic, especially low-income families. As history has proven time and time again, we are confident that Korea is able to overcome the COVID-19 outbreak and will prevail.”

Fahad A. Al-Sahali, Representative Director of Aramco Korea
On June 16 in Seoul, Korea, Aramco Korea and Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association teamed up to volunteer to deliver hand sanitizers to Chungang Social Welfare Center in Seoul, Korea. The delivery was made as part of Aramco Korea’s KRW 1 billion donation to Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association to support Korea’s fight against COVID-19.
Part of Aramco Korea’s donation has been utilized to provide 80,000 hand sanitizers to over 2,000 welfare facilities across the country.

Our operation

Despite the present global challenge of COVID-19, we remain committed to the reliable production and supply of energy – the cornerstone of our company and our promise to our customers.

We already have inbuilt systems for managing global crises, and have never missed a shipment for operational reasons. Those same systems are in place now, so that we can continue to deliver to the world. We have increased preventative measures across our facilities to ensure they are protected from contamination, and are continually sterilizing workspaces and instituting health checks across our teams. Our dedicated employees are keeping the energy supply flowing; to the markets, the manufactures, and the municipalities. The continuity of daily life has never been more important.