As part of Halliburton’s ongoing sustainability commitment and focus on environment, social, and governance improvement, Halliburton Egypt started several projects and initiatives with a goal to enhance local communities.
Halliburton has ongoing work with universities to reduce the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical experiences. The company hosted a day where students learned about the oil and gas industry at Ain Shams and Alexandria Universities. Guest speakers presented on Health, Safety and Environment, as well as technology. Additionally, Halliburton sponsored a full-semester safety course at both schools.
In June, Halliburton embarked on a renovation project at Kattamiya Primary Public School to improve the overall school experience and welfare for students and staff. The project started after the local Halliburton team met with school management to assess the school’s current state and found areas for improvement. Halliburton volunteers painted areas of the school and performed maintenance repairs, in addition to improving the school’s waste collection and disposal.
“Respectful engagement with local communities is critical to our Guiding Principles of Global Citizenship and Collaboration,” said Colby Fuser, Vice President of Halliburton Egypt and Libya Area. “By dedicating our time and talent to volunteerism and supporting charitable organizations, we enhance the economic and social well-being of our communities.”
The renovation project took almost ten days to complete and was celebrated by school management and the local Halliburton team.
“I was really excited to participate and to see the value added with this opportunity,” said Shaaban Bakry, Halliburton Kattamiya base manager. “This project was a great example of how we find the better self when we help each other and collaborate to build a better place.”
Additionally, the Egypt team sponsored multiple activities in the medical sector including support for the Cairo University Pediatric Hospital (Abu Rish) through a monetary donation, sponsored cancer awareness projects, and a blood drive for employees at Halliburton’s Kattamiya base. The team also organized a dialysis support event for Marsa Matrouh public hospital in collaboration with Khalda Petroleum Company and under patronage of Matrouh Governor led Khaled Shoieb.