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. Through the CTG Learning platform, we offer our employees learning and development opportunities designed to broaden their skills, grow their careers, and maintain their safety in the field. Part of the respected e-learning platform Kaya, developed by The Humanitarian Leadership Academy, it offers a wide catalogue of courses developed by leading international humanitarian and development organisations, ranging from security awareness to operating within the COVID-19 landscape. CTG Learning will also ensure new staff are prepared for deployment with the compulsory Onboarding Pass course.
Head to CTG Learning here or login at the top of this website.
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 creating a full Duty of Care offering including world-class emergency medical response and crisis management. Our holistic approach includes reliable high risk insurance, SafeTrip tracking and monitoring of in-country staff, and a robust onboarding process which includes security briefings and Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT).
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. In continuation of this success, 16 Somali companies publicly committed to the WEPs at CTG’s Committed to Good Summit, hosted in Mogadishu in 2019.
CTG will continue to advocate for the principles throughout the business communities of the fragile and conflict-affected countries where we operate. To find out more about the WEPs and to get your company signed up, press here.