Local communities

Corporate social responsibility

Contributing to our communities

ACWA Power contributes to the communities in which it operates by encouraging and developing local service providers, suppliers and the local workforce to stimulate national talent and assist in developing energy transition initiatives.

Stimulating the Kingdom’s ingenuity

We continue to support the considerable potential of Saudi youth to originate progressive and sustainable ideas. To highlight the efforts of the next generation of innovators, 'The Power is Within You' is an initiative which includes an incubation programme designed to help develop winning ideas, using a dedicated training and mentoring process.

The programme empowers youth in the Kingdom to create, ideate and innovate in the power and water sectors.

It is part of ACWA Power’s drive to achieve the renewable energy goals set out in Vision 2030 and builds on our successful track record of utilising cutting-edge technology to transform operations.

Our community initiatives

ACWA Power has always considered itself to be an integral member of the communities in which it operates. We prioritise community engagement and address the most pressing issues our communities face with relevant CSR programmes. We are fully committed to community development, social responsibility and supporting sustainable livelihoods.

We channel resources to CSR initiatives wherever we operate – whether mandated by the terms of our agreements or not – and encourage our business units operating in diverse geographies to factor CSR considerations into their operations. When launching CSR initiatives, due consideration is given to the diversity of regional cultures, values and customs. In 2022, most of our CSR support was allocated to supporting various social and environmental initiatives in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Morocco and South Africa.

Our community initiatives

Social contribution

The social contribution of ACWA Power has increased as the Company has grown, and in recognition of the fact that local communities share in the Company’s success.

ACWA Power’s flagship project is the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT); the Company has continued to invest in the institution as a powerhouse that provides technical training in renewable energy and water desalination for youth in Saudi Arabia. (See more)

ACWA Power has also sponsored Shirin College in Uzbekistan to develop a training and education program in renewable energy. ACWA Power has sponsored other such educational initiatives in countries including Oman, South Africa, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco.

Beyond education and training, the Company has supported other community initiatives, for example, the work of the Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG), which is protecting the marine habitat along the Hassyan coastline.

Corporate Social Responsibility spending, SAR million
Areas of ACWA Power social contribution