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Sadara Sustainability Report:

2022 2021 2020 2019 2018

Sadara ESG Report:

2022 2021

Building a Culture of Sustainability

At Sadara, we always consider sustainability the right approach for continuously improving our operational performance, maximizing our social impact and minimizing our environmental footprints, thereby contributing to the development of our national economy and society. The company has developed sustainability as a key principle since its inception, from design through construction to full operation in 2017.

With increased attention to these times of uncertainty and all the changes and challenges possible in a world as dynamic as ours, Sadara remains committed to making sustainability its most essential approach for improving our performance economically, environmentally and socially.

The Sadara team firmly believe that adhering to a sustainability-based framework will enable them to address any challenges they may face and give us the ability to adopt innovative solutions. Sadara developed its sustainability framework, to serve as its sustainability guide as we move forward. This framework has also been integrated with the company’s management system.

Sadara’s team has developed an integrated sustainability strategy to be achieved by 2025, including key pillars with strategic objectives and key performance indicators in line with Sadara's corporate business strategy, the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Today our sustainability efforts are governed by a sustainability council – chaired by Sadara’s CEO and includes executives from our main corporate business lines. The Sustainability Council evaluates the company’s sustainability performance against the sustainability goals and KPIs in comparison to its baselines.

Sustainability Strategy

The transformations that our country, the region and the world are experiencing are integral to the running of the business. Our sustainability strategy builds commitment, provides a foundation for decision-making and enables better planning, project management and measurement. It serves as a roadmap to boost shareholder trust and our value to stakeholders as well as increase profit in a sustainable and ethical way by taking ownership of corporate decisions and improving them with a clear medium- to long-term vision.

Sadara’s five-year sustainability strategy has a set of five (5) pillars, Ten (10) strategic goals and twenty-four (24) key performance indicators (KPIs).

The five pillars of the strategy are: Governance and Integrity, Occupational Health & Safety, Climate Change and Natural Resources Conservation, Business Growth and Operational Excellence, and People and Community. These pillars encompass the topics material to our organization and our stakeholders and guide the structure of our reporting.


Sadara aligns its sustainability strategy and five pillars to the national and global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework. The pillars of our strategy guide and support the success of our business and create value for our stakeholders.

Alignment with the SDGs

The SDGs are the foundation for developing a more sustainable future for all, addressing global challenges such as poverty, climate change and inequality. The 17 goals were designed to protect the planet and its people, ensuring everyone enjoys peace and prosperity by 2030.

Sadara recognizes that meeting the 17 SDGs requires collective action and the organization is committed to playing its part. Sadara’s contribution to the diversification of the Saudi economy demonstrates its commitment to transitioning toward a more sustainable future and to supporting the SDGs, aiming to ensure the business is in line with the goals and not operating in a way that could be detrimental to society or the environment.

The 17 SDGs are incorporated into our strategy to ensure that our operations not only achieve business success, but they also benefit society and the environment.

Alignment with National Priorities

Our strategy and operations are aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, which sets out a sustainable future for the Kingdom. Our goal is to help drive positive change in/for society and the environment.

Our Environment

From its construction, startup and commissioning phases through normal operations, Sadara has maintained a sharp focus on environmental protection. During the design phase, the best available technologies, as well as unique environmental monitoring solutions and management systems, were incorporated into the company to minimize adverse environmental impacts.

Sadara' s environmental management system (EMS) is designed and implemented in alignment with Responsible Care® (RC) 14001:2015 elements. Specifically, Sadara’s Operation Discipline Management System (ODMS) embodies the Responsible Care theme of “Plan-Do-Check-Act” philosophy.

Sadara’s ODMS structure contains the standards which drive our compliance approach and includes Pollution Prevention themes as the main focus of our EMS, with specific focus areas on air, waste and water management.

Furthermore, Sadara’s EMS incorporates local regulatory requirements, requirements from International Finance Corporation’s Performance Management standards and industry best practices. In addition, every Sadara employee, either direct hires or contractors can access the Sadara EMS at any time to help them to maintain good environmental performance.

Climate Change & Natural Resources Conservation

Sadara recognizes the profound effects of climate change and the equally profound opportunity to take a leading role in the path toward decarbonization. Sadara is committed to protecting the environment and is proud of its contributions to global actions aimed at mitigating climate change.

Sadara’s sustainable efforts toward climate change and natural resources conservation are focused on four main elements:

  • • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
  • • Energy Consumption
  • • Water Consumption
  • • Materials Effectiveness

The nature of Sadara’s business is energy and emissions intensive. That is why we have implemented systems and protocols to increase energy efficiency and minimize the consumption of resources and generation of GHG emissions. Further, as Saudi Arabia is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – which poses increasing risks to water security – we are committed to optimizing our operations to minimize our environmental impact.

Our climate governance is strengthened by environmental and energy policies along with environmental and energy management systems certified by ISO 14001:2015, Responsible Care (RC 14001) and ISO 50001:2018. The policies cover regulatory and stakeholder requirements regarding environment and energy management. To maintain accountability and assess performance and progress, Sadara conducts regular audits on energy, water, waste and our environmental management system. Furthermore, we seek to improve the measurement and reporting of our footprint through plans to automate the consolidation of environmental data.

Occupational Health & Safety

Sadara’s Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Department follows international health and safety standards such as RC 14001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, however, Sadara’s processes go beyond these requirements. Sadara has an Injury Prevention Program (IPP) that was made to promote employee health and safety as a core company value. The IPP aims to prevent injuries, achieve a zero-injury record at work and ensuring all personnel understand their responsibilities in maintaining a zero-injury workplace.

Community Outreach

Our community is one of the core pillars of the Sadara Sustainability Strategy. We reach out to communities in Jubail, the Eastern Province and the Kingdom at large. We engage with the community with an aim to help the needy, support the younger generation’s development & education, create social awareness, and partner with non-profit organizations, as well as educate the community on the environment and health and safety challenges. In addition, the company and its many employee volunteers are active in addressing society’s needs.

Sadara’s community outreach strategy is designed primarily to align the company’s goals and brand values with social impact results. It builds a commitment and a foundation for decision making and enables better planning, project management and measurement.

Sadara’s Community Outreach Pillars

Education: Support local education, innovation, development and knowledge driven programs & activities.
EHS: Create awareness and support Environmental, Health & Safety initiatives and programs.
Philanthropy: Support the needy people and charity initiatives/organizations.
Culture: Promote Saudi cultural activities.
Volunteerism: Sponsor Sadara Volunteering Clubs and initiatives as well as encourage the volunteering culture within Sadara and in the community.

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