The EQUATE Group, a worldwide producer of petrochemicals, displayed its sustainability system and exhibited its endeavors to accomplish gender equality during a conference on the "Sustainable Development Goals: Achievements and Challenges" organized by the Women's Research and Studies Center at Kuwait University and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Held from November 11th to 13th, the Conference facilitated by EQUATE President and CEO, Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran, in its opening ceremony.
In his discourse, EQUATE President and CEO Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran stated: "All through my 30 years of involvement with numerous nations and in spite of the territorial contrasts, I have understood that with regards to women empowerment, groups face comparable gender equality difficulties. They can enlist capable ladies however consistently lose them in their mid-profession. Our greatest test is to ensure we don't lose these women that we have put resources into so much, since groups highlighting gender equality are substantially more gainful and fruitful."
Ramachandran included: "For us to succeed or to develop and to be progressively beneficial, it is basic that the groups and the staff in whichever capacities we pick, depend on the presence of women, which empowers organizations like our own to be increasingly effective and we see that in EQUATE here in Kuwait."
The Group utilized the UN Women's Empowerment Principles (UN WEP) as a benchmark for its policies and practices, and built up a 3-year activity plan in its obligation stations in Kuwait, USA and Canada. The arrangement incorporated the dispatch of its worldwide program named "ELEVATE" that lines up with the fifth SDG on gender equality and the New Kuwait Vision, and intends to strengthen and promote gender equality.
In a board discourse during the Conference, Performance Management Rewards Senior Specialist at EQUATE and an individual from the ELEVATE program, Lulwah AlMunifi, displayed the structure of the program. As far as it matters for her, the Senior Enterprise Applications Consultant at EQUATE and furthermore an individual from the ELEVATE program, Zainab Haider, concentrated on the activity plan to effectively execute the UN WEP.
Today, ladies represent just 22% of the workforce in the worldwide oil and gas sector, probably the littlest proportion among major industries. EQUATE goal is to build the percentage of working in this industry from 6% to 10% within five years and empower them to participate in authority positions.