nogaholding forms joint commission for Equal Opportunities and Gender Balance
TDT | Manama
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The Oil and Gas Holding Company (nogaholding) yesterday formed a Group Joint Commission for Equal Opportunities and Gender Balance to create a better working environment.
nogaholding and its operating companies also signed the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) pledge. Mark Thomas, the Group Chief Executive Officer of nogaholding, along with the CEOs from Bapco, Tatweer, Banagas, GPIC, BAFCO, ASRY and BRC, signed the pledge.
“Through establishing the Joint Commission for Equal Opportunities and Gender Balance and endorsing the WEPs Principles, we strive to support the Kingdom in its continued endeavours to empower Bahraini women in the workplace. Our role is to promote global initiatives that align with local agendas, benefiting from international expertise to further advance Bahrain,” Thomas said.
He added: “We’ve made great strides in gender balance and equal opportunities over the past few years, and we are working hard to make sure we are at the forefront in gender balance in Bahrain.” The Group said they are taking necessary action to instil the seven principles in line with the UN’s human rights standards, focusing on gender equality, health and safety, education, development and more.