Purpose: The current research project is purposed to critically evaluate the
significance as well as the need for implementation of the Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) practices specifically in the context of Saudi Arabian oil and gas
Research Approach: This research is qualitative by nature, and for executing it,
the application of the inductive approach and interpretivism philosophy is suitable.
Interview is conducted in the present research work on 5 customer relations managers
who have experience in Saudi Arabia's gas and oil industry. The sample size is
selected by purposive sampling.
Findings: The research contributes towards evaluating that the CSR practices are
needed in the oil and gas sector of Saudi for enhancing the environmental and social
feasibility of the relevant business operations. CSR strategies are significant to reduce
the harmful environmental impact of the oil extraction and mining operations. The
current CSR strategies in Saudi Arabia are supported by governmental plans and are
based on the equality norms of Islam. There is an inadequacy of institutionalisation in
the CSR practices followed in Saudi Arabia. However, CSR implementation faces
challenges regarding the lack of employee training in CSR practices and high
greenhouse gas emission.
Recommendations: It is recommended to the oil and gas organisations located in
Saudi Arabia that they offer employee training regarding practising of the CSR
approaches for creating balance among the business procedures, customer value and
environmental standards. It is also recommended to take the assistance of the
government empowered CSR programmes that foster the implementation of the CSR