Saudi Aramco has signed a cooperative memorandum of understanding with the Eastern Province Council for Social Responsibility (EPCSR) to create a deep-rooted corporate social responsibility culture in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
The MoU was signed by Princess Abeer Bint Faisal ibn Turki, chairwoman of EPCSR Board of Trustees, and Nasser Al Nafisee, vice president of corporate affairs, Saudi Aramco.
Princess Abeer said: "The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco is a significant step towards building strategic partnerships for the benefit of the people and the community."
She expressed her interest to further develop synergies with Saudi Aramco through a strategic cooperative framework that translates corporate social responsibility into a concept that is aligned with the real needs of the kingdom and its people.
Princess Abeer added that Saudi Aramco's vast experience with CSR programmes will be an important element and a strategic fit with EPCSR in achieving the objectives of the kingdom’s Vision 2030. She also referred to the directives of Prince Saud ibn Nayef ibn Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province and honorary president of EPCSR, that EPCSR shall maintain institutional performance that preserves the rights of both people and institutions.
Al-Nafisee expressed his optimism about this positive step, noting that Saudi Aramco is continuously building and maintaining robust relations with the community thorough initiatives kingdom-wide.
EPCSR and Saudi Aramco’s partnership started in January of this year to strengthen the concept of CSR in the community. This MoU aims to create a community database to be used as a reference that serves the company, EPCSR and all stakeholders of corporate social responsibility in the province, said the statement.