Orange Egypt gets Gender Equality European, International Standard Certification

Orange Egypt announced on Sunday it had received the European International Gender Equality Certificate (GEEIS), in recognition of its Pioneering role in gender equality.

The certificate is set up by Arborus Fund, a world leader in certification business under the patronage of the European Commission.

This achievement is the outcome of effective policies and intelligent management of the company’s human resources sector, the company added in a statement.

The certificate was awarded after passing international standards to ensure that Orange Egypt meets the GEEIS’ strict gender equality and diversity standards, which reinforces the company’s commitment to be a responsible employer and maximise confidence in the steps the company continues to take in that direction.

Through the acquisition of this certificate, Orange Egypt was able to solidify its position as a diverse and inclusive environment where innovation is encouraged, where women are present in all areas and in all managerial levels.

Orange Egypt has organised training programmes and flexible working time arrangements to enable women to develop their professional career and maintain a balance between their private and professional lives that ensures gender equality.

Orange Talent team is currently focusing on the employment of people with special needs. The company plans to participate in the American University in Cairo’s employment fair on 3 November to announced several vacancies for people with special needs.

Orange launched several initiatives that emphasise its sponsorship and support for equality between men and women. These initiative ensured the balanced representation of women in all professions, strengthening the role of women and enhancing the effective participation of women in senior positions, gender equality, and maintaining a balance between private and professional life.

Orange Egypt was the first telecom entity from MEA region to be GEEIS certified for Gender Equality for the second time, ranking third out of five positions.  It has earned the ratings for diversification, which places Egypt at the same level of other Group countries; France, Poland, Romania, Spain, and Belgium.

The certificate “confirms our leadership in providing a work environment that is suitable for all, and it is an appreciation It for the efforts of the Human Resources Task Force that develop and attract many talents regardless of gender, cultural background, or even age.”Emad Sonbaty, Orange Egypt Chief People and Facilities Officer, said.

“Orange is committed to implementing these international standards as part of the company belief in the importance of equality principle. This certification reinforces the strong image of Orange Egypt in the Egyptian society as a result of the accurate policies applied by strict standards guaranteeing the rights of everyone’s career progression,” Sonbaty added.

“The certification also reflects Orange Egypt’s commitment to attract and discover hidden talents and competencies of all its employees alike,” he said.

“We are confident that the belief of gender equality in all positions at all levels at Orange is a a guarantee of the company’s steady and stable progress as a strategic priority.“ El Sonbaty  added.