As we continue to deal with the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, I would like to highlight the incredible efforts of our colleagues here in-Kingdom and around the world to ensure that we get through these testing times, together.
Currently, we have a number of colleagues who are in quarantine or self-isolation, as mandated by the Ministry of Health. This is mostly precautionary due to some having underlying medical conditions, some having recently returned from overseas, and some who were in contact with others but thankfully don’t necessarily have any symptoms.
We have helped some employees to return home from overseas, but others are unable to due to travel or border controls and we are in close contact with them. We also have employees working from home and our business continuity plans continue to evolve, putting people first.
This health crisis is unlike any that the world has experienced in modern times. We are all having to adapt to highly complex, fast-moving developments. Even with all the uncertainty, the Aramco family, along with our partners and contractors, has come together to coordinate our response.
We are supporting the many heroes whose work is essential for our core business of reliably and safely supplying energy to the world. Our healthcare colleagues at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare and many others on the front line deserve our unlimited appreciation as they work around the clock to ensure business continuity, safe operations, and community well-being.
The same spirit of shared mission after the attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais is once again motivating people across the company to succeed. I witnessed that personally when I visited several plants and facilities recently, and our deep-rooted culture of resilience is helping us all tremendously at this time.
To our colleagues in the frontline at our fields, plants, refineries, terminals, and other locations, as well as Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, I want to say that your contribution is beyond measure. You are inspiring the rest of the Aramco family. Thank you for everything you are doing.
Equally, we are sparing no effort to ensure that we have a safe working environment, with extensive disinfection efforts and health protocols being reinforced and continually tested.
Critically, our success in stopping the spread of the disease will depend on individual actions toward hygiene, safety, physical distancing – following health guidelines and local laws, such as the 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
To deal with a disease affecting all of humanity, we also need the very best of humanity on display. Our team spirit and community spirit will be crucial.
This is a pivotal moment in our history. Like many of you, I am confident we will get through this. When we do, we will look back with pride on how we did so, together.
Amin H. Nasser
President & CEO