Supporting our international communities
In addition to supporting communities in Europe and Saudi Arabia, we seek to contribute meaningful assistance to the communities that host our offices and operations around the world. Our efforts include support for a wide range of citizenship activities, including disaster relief, literacy and STEM skills development, and volunteer work by our employees for charitable causes.
Our Houston subsidiary is home to our North American office and a number of our affiliates. After the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey on the city, we assisted with relief efforts, with scores of our employees participating in community volunteer activities. This included helping organize and pack 300,000 meals for at-risk families and contributing to a Habitat for Humanity project to rebuild 176 homes.
Our Houston office serves as the title sponsor of the Houston Half Marathon, part of the Houston Marathon Weekend. In 2017 hundreds of our employees participated as runners or volunteers for the event, which drew 33,000 participants from 42 countries and raised millions of dollars for local charities.
Through our Aramco Scholarship Program, and in partnership with the charity Community Chest of Korea, in 2017 we supported 86 disabled university students majoring in science and engineering disciplines.