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