Power International Holding becomes a signatory to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

On International Women’s Day on March 8, Power International Holding (PIH) signed on to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), becoming the first Qatari private sector company to adopt the framework. .

Chaired by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the WEPs now have more than 5,000 signatories in 141 countries, representing more than 10 million employees.

“By joining the WEPs community, Power International Holding reinforces its commitment to gender equality at the highest level, with the goal of working collaboratively in multi-stakeholder networks that promote empowering business practices for women,” said Ramez Al Khayyat, vice president. and CEO of PIH Group.

The WEPs encompass seven core principles, including high-level business leadership; fair treatment without discrimination; the health, well-being and safety of employees; education and training for career advancement; business development, supply chain and marketing practices; community initiatives and advocacy; and measurement and reporting.

“The seven principles align closely with our vision to achieve a better and more sustainable future for Qatar. As such, we are proud to embrace WEPs as the first Qatari company to work together to remove barriers women face on the path to full economic participation,” Al-Khayyat added.

PIH joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, in 2020, and has since continued to build a diverse and inclusive workforce that supports innovation and growth goals of the company.

In line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Qatar National Vision 2030, PIH has built its operations around the ten universally accepted principles of the United Nations Global Compact, covering human rights, labor , the environment and the fight against corruption. By advocating for the Sustainable Development Goals in several long-term initiatives, PIH continues to demonstrate how businesses can unlock economic, social and environmental benefits for the region and around the world.

Mara R. Wilmoth