since SABIC was founded, its employees have shown remarkable ability to do what others have said cannot be done. ranked among the largest petrochemical manufacturers in the world, SABIC is a public company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 70% of the company's shares are owned by Saudi Aramco, while the remaining 30% are saudi stock. SABIC began in 1976 with a royal decree and its growth was nothing less than a miracle. Today, the company has operations in more than 50 countries with a global workforce of more than 33,000 talented people.