The Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya) has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Social Impact 2020’ by the Global Capital Finance International (CFI) magazine. The award recognizes companies committed to social responsibility, in particular this year to the response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Tawuniya was recognized for its significant initiatives in offering practical and financial assistance to help protect the Kingdom and its people.
Tawuniya supported the Saudi Ministry of Health with SAR 25 million towards 13 COVID-19 initiatives, including the establishment of 21 drive-in free testing centers across the Kingdom with the capacity to test 20,000 people a day. The testing program was a vital step in helping curb the spread of the virus.
Tawuniya also supported the Ministry of Health’s call center by 163 volunteer doctors and communication professionals. The center provided 36,000 hours of advice, distributed 10,000 sterilization packs and carried out more than 13 sterilization operations.
Majed Al Bahiti, VP of Marketing & Communications said Tawuniya was delighted to have been recognized by CFI, “This award reflects Tawuniya’s national role, its deep connection to the Saudi society and its responsibility towards the community. With the outbreak of the pandemic, the company dedicated its human and financial resources to support the Ministry of Health in protecting the society.”
Al Bahiti also praised the Ministry of Health for providing an opportunity for national companies to offer assistance, in response to the direction by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to help the Kingdom overcome the critical stage of the virus outbreak, “The effort made by the Ministry of Health and other government agencies to confront this virus is a cause of pride for everyone in the country, especially as these efforts have had a positive impact in the Saudi society in overcoming the dangers of the pandemic”.