Key CSR Initiatives

At Savola, we are constantly forging partnerships and devising new initiatives to improve our company and the world around us. We are immensely proud of what we have already accomplished in this field, and committed to ensuring that this continues in the months and years to come.



The “Makeen” program focuses on the training and employment of persons with disabilities at Savola and in other companies. Savola has already provided training and career opportunities for around 911 people with disabilities since the start of the program until 2016.

As part of this project, we are also improving accessibility for disabled people at our facilities and doing everything we can to ensure that our company culture is welcoming and inspiring.



According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, 1.3 billion tonnes of edible food is wasted globally every year (, 2016). This staggering amount not only puts food security at risk, but also spells out dire economical, social and environmental consequences.

It is for this reason that we at Savola World are working passionately to decrease food wastage by raising awareness about the threats it poses and by adopting internationally proven practices to drive behavioral change toward optimal food resource management among our consumers and stakeholders.

Savola’s Negaderha project is a food waste prevention and reduction program developed to address food waste as a national issue. The project works on developing and implementing programs that research, prevent and reduce food wastage. The aims of the Negaderha project are: obtaining an in-depth understanding of the drivers, actors, and volumes of food waste at a national level; putting up an action plan for change in food waste generation; engaging consumers in reducing food wastage by promoting campaigns that are based on the most effective global experiences; creating a framework for tracking food waste data and measuring progress towards the final strategic objectives.
Negaderha tackles food waste issues on different levels that include three modules targeting two main segments of society: households and the HORECA (hotels, restaurants, and cafes) sector.



Launched by Panda in 2013, “Be Healthy” is designed to encourage Panda customers to lead a healthy lifestyle. The campaign included tips on social media, healthy recipes, how-to video tutorials and even live in-store workshops.


The “Friend of the Environment” initiative started as converting all plastic shopping bags into Biodegradable bags replacing more than 300 million bags a year. The initiative expanded to include other venues one of which was partnership between Panda and the National Water Company (Saudi Arabia). The original aim was to improve water conservation in Panda stores and to raise awareness of this key issue among customers. Other crucial projects included, focused on issues such as decreasing paper waste and protecting human health.


“Leave the Change for Them” encourages Panda customers to donate small change during their weekly shop. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we have raised SAR 66,408,457 in donations since 2006.


  • 2010

    The Savola Group has adopted many corporate social responsibility programs and since 2010, which included a variety of programs and initiatives to support the local communities and the social developmental field.

  • 2017

    The Group had then in 2017 re-launched its social responsibility and sustainability programs under a unified strategy and platform called “Savola World.” Savola World aimed at creating value by promoting socially and environmentally responsible practices. It also worked on developing strong partnerships to promoting socially responsible behavioral change across the sustainability pillars, including society, employees, the environment, sector, and business. Savola World is considered a major player in the sustainability industry in the MENAT region

  • 2018

    Over the years, we have published the key CSR & sustainability strategy and updates through sustainability reports, which were released on an annual basis, in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) index. We also disclose our sustainability performance in the Savola Group’s annual report, as well as on Savola World’s website and a dedicated section on sustainability, on the Group’s website.

  • 2019

    At the end of 2019, and in line with international developments in the field of corporate foundations, Savola Group formalized the importance of Sustainability and CSR by transforming Savola World -from a department- into a standalone private foundation, called Savola World Foundation (a private foundation under the supervision of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development). Savola World Foundation has a unique opportunity to make an even greater impact.


Sustainability Report 2022


Sustainability Report 2021


Sustainability Report 2020


Savola World Annual Report 2020


Savola group CSR policy


Sustainability Report 2019


Sustainability Report 2018


Sustainability Report 2016-2017


Sustainability Report 2014-2015


Sustainability Report 2012-2013

Download Savola Group Sustainability Report for 2012-2013.


Sustainability Report 2011

Download Savola Group Sustainability Report for 2011.


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