What we aim to achieve

We strive to achieve sustainable growth through the daily creation of economic value while making a positive impact on our people and the environment in which we operate. In short, we aim to invest responsibly.

We believe sustainable business practices that tackle local and global socio-economic challenges not only serve the community but can also enhance returns. Today, the management of over a quarter of the world’s assets is taking into consideration environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors that can materially affect a company’s performance and market value (McKinsey)* Furthermore, we believe the moral case to invest in sustainable businesses is even stronger for family-owned corporations as the importance of a company’s sustainability can help to favor more long-term perspectives.

How our sustainability ambition and commitments

SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT

SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT

We are committed to creating sustainable value for all stakeholders. Our first step toward honoring this commitment is developing the Company’s sustainable investment policy and strategy in line with global best practices and Alturki’s values.

Corporate Governance and Management

Corporate Governance and Management

We adopt strong corporate governance practices to improve our decision-making process towards creating sustainable value for stakeholders, improving compliance and risk management, and instilling a culture of accountability and transparency.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

We promote a performance culture based on passion, excellence, reliability, fun, openness and respect.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

CUSTOMER SERVICE

We maintain communication with our customers to address their priorities. We collaborate with them to foster innovation, efficiency, high quality standards and timely delivery.

OUR PEOPLE

OUR PEOPLE

We invest in responsible, professional and competent people. We attract and develop talent, build an open and respectful work environment, promote employee wellbeing and manage occupational health and safety risks.

SUPPLY CHAIN

SUPPLY CHAIN

We collaborate with our suppliers to achieve mutual sustainability through localization and ethical standards.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

We manage our environmental impact across the value chain and seek to achieve efficient use of natural resources, reduce emissions and waste, and promote higher environmental awareness.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

We maintain stable and profitable financial performance with low leverage.

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1977

 

Founded Dhahran Ahliyya Schools (DAS) as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing excellence in education in Arabic and English. While serving the local population of the Khobar/Dammam/ Dhahran area, the school also aims at developing best practices, materials, and educators that will contribute to the development of Arab education on a wider scale.

1982

 

Began service as Trustee at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA. Launched and supported the establishment of a center for teaching Arabic language within the Language Department.

1991

 

Founded the Educational Book House as a not-for-profit project of publishing books in Arabic about teaching and education and providing training to contribute to the renewal of Arab education.

1995

 

Began service as Chairman of the Advisory Council at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, USA. The Center seeks to foster knowledge of Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures worldwide, not only for its scholarly value but also for its potential in addressing the region's long-standing economic, political and other challenges.

2000

 

A founding member of the Arab Thought Foundation in Beirut; with a goal to unite intellectual and cultural efforts that seek Arab nations’ solidarity, renaissance and conservation of its values.

2001

 

Began service as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Center for the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

2003

 

Opened the King Hussein Science Garden in Jordan by partnering with the Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education / King Hussein Foundation. The Garden is a pioneering national project that allows children to observe and experiment the practical applications of complex theoretical concepts in physics, chemistry, math, information technology and other subjects. These applications are simplified and exhibited in friendly outdoor experiments that clarify these concepts, and help school children to bridge the gap between theory and field application.

2007

 

Joined Board of Trustees of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), a not-for-profit independent international organization, grouping experts together with the civil society, business community, and media to advance prudent environmental policies and action in the Arab countries.

2011

 

Established CSR Department, choosing Human Development as the objective to focus our social initiatives. As a leading family-owned holding company, we are deeply committed to being an inspiring role model for responsible businesses.

Provided startup grant to facilitate Smile Train’s expansion in MENA region along with establishing a treatment program in Egypt for children with cleft palates.

2012

 

Became the 1st Arab Company to join The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston, USA. Membership in the Center means being part of a community of more than 400 leading corporations, all uniting rather than competing to make significant strides in the field of corporate citizenship.

Founded Endeavor KSA by partnering with Endeavor, a non-profit organization that is credited with pioneering the concept of high-impact entrepreneurship around the world. Endeavor Saudi is one of 18 Endeavor’s affiliates around the world. It selects, mentors and accelerates the best high impact entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia.

2012

 

Endeavor, an organization that leads the global movement to select, mentor and accelerate the most capable entrepreneurs around the world. Endeavor actively supported nine entrepreneurs and contributed to the creation of 5000+ jobs across Saudi Arabia.

2013

 

Opened the Prince Saud Bin Naif Park which was designed to be a place of inspiration, providing an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility. It was also designed specifically for full accessibility for the disabled. It breaks away from traditional design to facilitate education and learning while promoting individual and collective initiatives that are based on nurturing a culture of development and sustainability.

2014

 

Launched Alturki CSR website as a tool of engagement with our communities.

2016

 

Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. For 21 years, Smile Train has provided safe and high-quality cleft care for more than 1.5 million children around the world completely free of charge.


Alturki supports Smile Train in the Middle East (Afghanistan, Egypt, Pakistan and the Palestinian Territories). In 2019 our support helped Smile Train perform more than 600 surgeries.

2017

 

Youth-In was launched in March 2017 as a community initiative aim of raising the productivity of our youth and enhancing their social and economic role. Youth In has three strategic objectives:

  • Promoting and developing research and knowledge in the field of professional youth work.
  • Working on the professional development of youth.
  • Establishing a vibrant professional community of people to work with the youth.
2017

 

We provide financial support for the Saudi Food Bank, a non-profit organization that was founded by a group of private sector leaders in the Eastern Province with the goal of decreasing food waste and building community awareness around this concept.

2017

 

The program promotes artistic expression and provides local artists with an opportunity to showcase their talents and present work that celebrates the heritage of Saudi Arabia.

2018

 

Alturki Holding supports SPSP, which was established to meet the needs of the Petroleum Services Industry and to support the Saudization process in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was founded by the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, Saudi Arabian Chevron, Saudi Aramco, and Aramco Gulf Operations Company.

The Petroleum Services Industry consists of several contracting companies that service oil exploration, drilling, and production facilities in oil fields throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These contractors work with major oil companies, such as Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabian Chevron, AGOC, and others to explore new fields, develop others, and utilize the latest technology to extract oil and gas from the most challenging strata.

The industry is heavily dependent on expatriate workers, and therefore offers a significant source of jobs for well-trained and qualified young Saudis.

2018

 

Al-Nahda is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women socially and economically through numerous projects and programs. It began as a volunteer effort, and with time has developed into a charitable institution committed to women›s social and cultural growth.

2018

 

Through our subsidiary, Samara, we provide specialized cars to cater to the needs of people with physical disabilities; these vehicles were all fully booked for the year. We do not make a profit out of this service and look to increase the volume of these cars to serve a larger number of deserving customers.

2018

 

Alturki supports Education for Employment (EFE), a network of locally- run, not-for-profit organizations that provide young people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with the instruments to start a job, become entrepreneurs, build their future and give back to their communities.

EFE-Saudi Arabia publicly launched in 2017 to provide underprivileged and unemployed young Saudi women and men with demand-driven training directly linked to economic opportunities. Its establishment was guided by a private-sector advisory committee.

2019

 

In line with its commitment to quality education, Alturki supports the Numou Center for Education. It provides training courses for teachers at Dhahran Ahliyya School as well as the Misk School, Advanced Learning Schools and the Mubaraka Foundation.

The vision of Numou Center for Education is to provide innovative, best- in-class services and products that harness the latest methodologies and technologies to enhance learning locally and regionally.

2019

 

Alturki provides financial support to the Taafee Charitable Society. The society works under the umbrella of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development and is the only organization in the Eastern Region that provides care and rehabilitation for people recovering from substance abuse as well as financial support for their families.

2019

 

Alturki allocated part of its CSR budget to support the Palestine Association for Children’s Encouragement of Sports (PACES). PACES is a UK-based charity established in 2006, with the aim of providing healthy, structured after-school sports programs for Palestinian girls and boys aged 8-16 years who live in refugee camps and marginalized areas in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon.

2019

 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the General Directorate of Civil Defense, along with its counterparts from the member states of the International Civil Defense Organization, annually celebrate the International Day of Civil Defense. In 2019 the day was celebrated under the slogan: Safety First. Alturki supported the event in order to activate the public celebration and consolidate the concept of preventive awareness among community members and preventive safety requirements from fire and hazards.

2019

 

In cooperation with Dr. Basma Al-Enezi, a specialist in molecular medicine and breast cancer research, Alturki hosted a convention to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

2019

 

Alturki supported the Girls' Development and Rehabilitation Association (Afoq) to implement the Teacher Qualification Program (Khatta). The training program contributes to increasing job opportunities by qualifying recent female graduates to lead the educational process in private sector schools by providing them with a series of training courses and workshops.

2020

 

Arab Thoughts for Tamam Project

TAMAM is an educational movement in the Arab world that promotes transforming schools into self-renewing institutions with the capacity to adapt to enhance the transformative role of schools to develop the next generations of leaders. Started in 2007, TAMAM is a partnership between the Arab Thought Foundation and the American University of Beirut (AUB). Alturki Holding sponsors the program and educational specialists at Dhahran Ahliyyah School share their knowledge and experience with others in the program.

2020

 

Smile Train

Smile Train is a U.S.-based nonprofit that provides corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates. Alturki Holding provides support to Smile Train to provide specialized training for doctors in the Middle East who perform these corrective surgeries so Smile Train’s mission of “changing the world one smile at a time” can be realized.

2020

 

Alnahda Philanthropic Society

For more than 50 years, Al-Nahda Philanthropic Society for Women has worked to empower women by providing them with training, employment and advocacy services designed to allow them to reach their fullest potential and to further contribute in all areas of society. Alturki is a long-time supporter of this important organization.

2020

 

Education for Employment

In partnership with the Al Olayan Group, Alturki is a co-founder of the Saudi Arabia chapter of Education for Employment (EFE), a network of local, not-for-profit organizations that help young people find work so they can build a strong future for themselves and fully contribute to their communities.

2020

 

Eastern Province Youth Board

This program of the Eastern Province Emara is designed to empower youth to become productive, committed citizens and to ensure the Kingdom has strong community leaders for generations to come. Alturki Holding supports this program by conducting youth training programs and other logistical support.

2020

 

Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce of the Eastern Province, known locally as the Asharqiya Chamber, was founded in 1952 and to this day works diligently to contribute to the development of the Eastern Province and the Kingdom’s economy and society while working to ensure that businesses in the region operate at the highest standards possible. As part of its commitment to the future, the Chamber has a Youth Board that is tasked with overseeing programs that are designed to help youth reach their fullest potential. As such, Alturki Holding is a sponsor of the Chamber’s Youth Board.

2020

 

Al Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association of Beirut

Makassed was founded in 1878 on the principles of education being essential to economic and social progress; women are vial contributors to this progress; everyone has a right to educational opportunities and healthcare; and civic engagement is a basic component of social, economic and cultural strength. Alturki Holding provides support that contributes to Makassed’s more than 20 primary schools, colleges and vocations centers as well as its hospital.

2020

 

Saudi Sign Language Association

Alturki Holding understands that communications is essential for both individuals and society. Those with hearing problems have unique communications challenges and sign language has been developed to allow them to interact and share their individual knowledge with others. Alturki Holding supports this organization in its worthy programs.

2020

 

King Salman Humanitarian Aid for Sudan Flood Support

When disasters strike, countries, organizations and individuals around the world respond to help those in need. When flooding struck the Sudan and King Salman established a fund to provide humanitarian relief, Alturki Holding and many others contributed to help alleviate suffering.

2020

 

Swaed Association

Swaed provides support to persons with disabilities in the Eastern Province. Alturki Holding supports Swaed’s “We Will Enable Them” program that offers services to more than 1,000 beneficiaries.

2020

 

Athath Cooperative Society

One of the most recent cooperative societies in the Eastern Province is the Athath Cooperative Society that focuses on increasing awareness of the importance of reducing waste by promoting the reuse of used furniture. Alturki Holding is a founding member.

2020

 

Numou for Education

The Numou Center for Education provides innovative, best-in-class training for teachers so they can harness the latest learning methodologies and cutting-edge technologies that allow their students to reach their fullest potential. Alturki Holding has supported and been part of Numou for many years.

2020

 

Paces Foundation

PACES, the Palestine Association for Children's Encouragement of Sports, is a UK-based charity that provides healthy, structured after-school sports activities for Palestinian girls and boys ages 8-16 years who are living in refugee camps and marginalized areas in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. The program provides training to adults who work with children on football fields and playgrounds to encourage health and wellness.

2020

 

Endeavor

Alturki Holding is a founding member of Endeavor Saudi Arabia, an organization that is part of a leading global movement to select, mentor and support capable entrepreneurs around the world who create a multiplier effect by providing not just jobs and careers but establish a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

2020

 

Eastern Province Cricket Association

Nearly 20 years ago, the Ministry of Sports established the Eastern Province Cricket Association (EPCA), and Alturki Holding has been a main sponsor since and each year hosts the Alturki Cricket Cup tournament that involves more than 3,000 players.

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