CREATING AN INCLUSIVE, REWARDING AND SAFE WORKPLACE
In developing and post-conflict areas, the involvement of women in the workplace lowers drastically. Yet, we know that the participation of women across all facets of society, including the workplace, is central to realising gender equality and creating more peaceful and prosperous countries. By presenting potential female hires to clients, and creating welcoming and safe environments for all, together with our clients we can advance gender equality in the workplace by 2030.
HOW WE DO IT
LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
We’re developing national capacity through skills development and training. We offer our employees learning and development opportunities designed to broaden their skills, grow their careers, and maintain their safety in the field. Each employee is expected to complete a series of online training through the onboarding process which covers Basic Security in the Field, the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority and an Introduction to Gender Equality. Our yearly Team Temperature surveys help us understand staff needs, and inform our yearly training calendar.
DUTY OF CARE
Political unrest, terrorism, as well as medical emergencies are some of the risks CTG staff may face. Our commitment to staff safety led us to create the Duty of Care app called CTG DOC. Available on Android and iPhone, the mobile app allows all staff to receive security alerts specific to the area, contact 24/7 global emergency assistance, search for a healthcare provider and instantly submit a health insurance claim. Our Duty of Care also includes a robust onboarding process for in-country staff which includes secturity briefings and Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT), and a strong commitment to zero workplace harassment.
Respect for human rights is a fundamental value of our workplace culture and standards. Our Human Rights Policy is detailed in the CTG Code of Conduct. The policy aligns with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It states our commitment to respecting and supporting internationally recognized human rights, including fundamental labour principles.
In 2017, CTG CEO Alice Laugher founded and Chaired the UAE Taskforce for Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). WEPs is a platform under the United Nations that enables businesses to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. CTG is dedicated to the agenda for greater women’s empowerment, diversity and inclusion. We have publicly signed our commitment and, in 2018, Alice and the team signed up more than 62 companies to the WEPs in the UAE.