Qalaa Holdings (Egyptian stock exchange code CCAP.CA) – a leading energy and infrastructure investment company – announced its participation and accession to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) initiative, which was launched by the UN, in cooperation with the UN Global Compact and the UN Women to emphasize the support and achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women in the workplace.
That has been endorsed by more than 2,600 companies worldwide, and this signing represents the culmination of Qalaa’s efforts to empower women economically and achieve gender equality, and its commitment to applying the seven principles mentioned in the declaration.
The investment company is keen on continuing to create an institutional approach to achieve gender equality and treat all women and men fairly at work, respecting and supporting human rights and non-discrimination, in addition to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all working women and men.
In addition, the company promotes education, training and professional development for women, adopts practices that strengthen the empowerment of women, urges equality through community initiatives, encourages inclusion, and works to measure progress in achieving gender equality and report on it publicly.
This signing comes within the framework of Qalaa’s constant belief in the importance of concerted efforts to empower women, through its implementation of a sustainable business model based on equal opportunities and equality, as well as the launch of many community development programs and initiatives and active participation in the initiatives of the state and international institutions to enhance the status of women in society.
It should be mentioned that Qalaa Holding’s business falls under a globally agreed scope concerning women’s economic empowerment and their essential role in the advancement of society and the Egyptian economy, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the UN efforts in the economic empowerment of women as one of the main pillars for achieving sustainable development.