We are present in over 20 countries. We believe strongly in supporting and protecting the local communities in which we live and work.
Through our activities, we contribute to the economic and social well-being of a range of stakeholders including our employees, customers, business partners, governments and the community as a whole. We also seek to minimize the environmental impact of our activities and to promote sustainable development by conserving energy, materials and resources through minimizing consumption, maximizing efficiency and effectively managing waste. We have adopted strict employee health, safety and environmental policies, have formed a charitable foundation to provide educational opportunities for young people, and we promote human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption efforts.
Over the last 66 years, we have grown from a small family business to a global engineering and construction leader. Throughout our growth, we have always done our utmost to contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of the communities we operate in. We continue to match our growth in operations with a tangible impact towards the communities around us by providing a sustainable success model for human development. We believe that the key to this is a high quality, well-rounded education promoting critical thinking and entrepreneurship.
Accordingly, we have endowed time and resources into the entire education value chain through the Orascom Construction Foundation, from building, renovating, and refurbishing schools and training facilities, to the funding of training and scholarship programs for teachers and students, financing and coordinating exchange programs between Egyptian and American institutions, and the sponsoring of extracurricular educational programs and competitions.
Formed in 2000, the Orascom Construction Foundation invests company resources in educational programs that improve the communities in which we operate. Orascom Construction’s predecessor company was the first private company in Egypt to provide full scholarships to Egyptian students wishing to study abroad through the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program. Orascom Construction has cultivated strong ties with several leading universities, including the University of Chicago (Onsi Sawiris Scholars Exchange Program), Stanford (The American Middle Eastern Network Dialogue) and Yale (Master of Advanced Management program and Global Network for Advanced Management program).