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. Aramco Korea made a donation of KRW 1 billion to Hope Bride Korea Disaster Relief Association to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in Korea in March 2020 when the pandemic was at its height. The endowment focuses on providing relief kits including face masks and hand sanitizers for low-income residents and self-quarantined individuals, and supporting pandemic prevention activities of medical workers. Our early response to the COVID-19 is the testament to our care for and attention to our communities.

Our operation

Despite the present global challenge of the 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.