In 2018, our executive committee signed a Diversity & Inclusion Board charter to show our commitment to uphold the principles of diversity, equality, fairness and respect. Thereafter we created a diversity and inclusion (D&I) taskforce who meet on a quarterly basis to ensure our D&I policy is being implemented and to continue to build awareness of the issues and value of having a diverse workforce.
We have also established a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) for business units on diversity and inclusion forming part of the ‘People’ pillar of our sustainability strategy. We have set D&I targets for year 2020 and we are adopting measures to achieve such targets.
We have also ensured that that D&I elements are embedded in our Code of Ethics, the overarching framework that governs how we work every day.
As Signatories of Women Empowerment Principles, we continue to show our commitment to empowering women and fighting for gender parity, such as ensuring equal access to promotions, opportunities and benefits to all. In 2018, on International Women’s Day, we were recognised by United Nations Global Compact local UAE network for our work in advancing gender parity in the regions where the group operates.
We also carry out awareness raising campaigns which seeks to promote an inclusive work environment using our corporate Instagram account and other platforms reaching both internal and external audiences.