[via Arab Times Online]
Alghanim Industries, the company behind Wendy’s and Costa Coffee franchise operations, has introduced new policies to promote gender diversity across the GCC. In addition to improved maternity benefits, the company has instituted a number of recruitment and retention policies that support women. The goal, in all cases, is to help make the corporate culture more appealing to women and their families.
Phil Broad, Vice-President of Food and Beverage at Alghanim Industries, who oversees Wendy’s Middle East, said: “We are delighted with this shift in policy, which further highlights Alghanim Industries as a forward-thinking company. Our approach to gender equality sets us apart in the region and gives us a competitive advantage in our ability to draw and employ women – half of the UAE’s talent pool.”
The improved policies are applied and in effect across all Alghanim Industries departments and businesses in Kuwait, and now are being introduced across the company’s businesses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including Wendy’s franchising operation, Kirby Building Systems factory in Ras al-Khaimah, sales offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as KIMMCO sales office in Dubai.
This article was published on Jun 8, 2016