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Sadara Takes Lead in Ramadan Food Basket Program 2014

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JUBAIL, June 21, 2014 – As part of Sadara Chemical Company’s (Sadara) commitment to the people of Saudi Arabia, and specifically to the Jubail community, the Company has once again teamed up with the Jubail Volunteering Club (JVC) to launch the “Ramadan Food Basket” program for 2014 (1435H). This program, which is sponsored by Sadara, aims to provide 800 needy families in the Jubail area with nutritious food items in the days leading up to the holy month of Ramadan.

Approximately 100 men and women from Sadara and approximately 50 volunteers from the JVC volunteered their time on Saturday, 21 June, 2014, to pack the food boxes. The volunteers were joined by Ziad Sami Al-Labban, CEO of Sadara, Raed Al Rabeh, vice president of Industrial Relations at Sadara and Abdulaziz Almisned, General Manager, RC General Services,.

All together, the Sadara and JVC volunteers handled more than 122,000 food items, packing them into 800 “food baskets”. Each eligible family will receive one basket containing more than 100 food items and weighing nearly 80 kg. These “food baskets” were delivered to 5 charitable societies in Jubail. In total, the Sadara and JVC volunteers racked up more than 2,500 volunteer hours in support of the program.

Ziad Al-Labban, Sadara’s chief executive officer, said the Company was deeply committed to supporting the community of Jubail, where Sadara’s manufacturing facilities will be located. “We have a Corporate Social Responsibility program at Sadara which focuses on being a caring neighbor through several activities and provides opportunities to enhance the prosperity and well-being of our neighbors in Jubail” Al-Labban said.

He added: “This volunteering activity by Sadara employees during their weekend highlights the depth of our commitment to provide assistance to needy families.”
The Ramadan Food Basket program is an important social welfare program sponsored by Sadara in partnership with the Social Services Department of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu. The JVC is part of the Royal Commission’s Social Services Division.

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About Sadara:

Sadara is a joint venture between the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company. With a total investment of about $20 billion, Sadara is building a world scale chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Comprised of 26 world scale manufacturing units, the Sadara complex is the world’s largest to be built in a single phase and will be the first in the Middle East to use refinery liquids, such as naphtha, as feedstock. By using best-in-class technologies to crack refinery liquid feedstock, Sadara will enable many industries that either currently do not exist in Saudi Arabia or only exist through imports of raw materials. The adjacent PlasChem Park, a unique collaboration between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, will create more value downstream, generating unprecedented investment, innovation, economic growth and thousands of jobs. Sadara is on track to deliver its first products in the second half of 2015, with the complex in full operation in 2016.

For further information, please contact:

Sami Amin 

Sadara Chemical Company

Public Affairs

Mobile: +966501922155 

Email: Sami.Amin@Sadara.com

website: www.sadara.com