Gender equality in the workplace is a key focus for Aramex

Gender equality in the workplace.

To boost female representation across its business, Dubai-based transport and logistics company, Aramex, has committed to a government initiative that promotes gender equality in the workplace.

Aramex International LLC has signed a pledge through the UAE Gender Balance Council to increase women representation in mid and senior positions to reach 30 per cent by 2025.

“This initiative is key to achieving our global mission of connecting people, not just to one another, but also to live and breathe fairness, equity and opportunity in the environment we offer to our female and male colleagues,” said Aramex Chief HR Officer, Nadeem Baig.

Aramex is exploring profound ways to empower women through focused activities.

“We are confident that the initiative by the UAE’s National Committee will in time be replicated by others in the region, and the world will continue to be inspired by the UAE as an example nation where real-world agendas are tackled and addressed in their best form,” said Baig.

The UAE Gender Balance Council, established in 2015, is a federal entity responsible for developing and implementing the gender balance agenda in the United Arab Emirates.

The Council is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment and wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The Council’s objectives are to reduce the gender gap across all government sectors, enhance the UAE’s ranking in global competitiveness reports on gender equality and achieve gender balance in decision-making positions, as well as promote the UAE’s status as a benchmark for gender balance legislation.

It also launches pioneering initiatives and projects to enhance gender balance throughout the country and contributes to achieving the Council’s vision of positioning the UAE as a world model for gender balance.

Last year, resilient GCC economies underpinned Aramex’s revenue growth.

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