Vas­sallo Group com­pa­nies get the Equal­ity Mark

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS & FINANCE -

The Na­tional Com­mis­sion for the Pro­mo­tion of Equal­ity (NCPE) has just awarded the Equal­ity Mark Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion to four op­er­at­ing com­pa­nies in the Vas­sallo Group namely Vas­sallo Builders, CareMalta, CareMalta Mel­lieha and CaterEssence.

This cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is based on ev­i­dence of its true com­mit­ment to im­ple­ment rel­e­vant poli­cies and prac­tices that con­cern gen­der equal­ity and fam­ily friendly mea­sures at the place of work and in the ac­cess to and pro­vi­sion of goods and ser­vices. This cer­ti­fi­ca­tion al­lows these com­pa­nies to use the Equal­ity Mark logo in all their com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

Com­ment­ing on this achieve­ment, Group Chair­man Naz­zareno Vas­sallo stated: “The Vas­sallo Group has al­ways been at the fore­front in the pro­mo­tion of gen­der di­ver­sity as well as di­ver­sity in gen­eral. In fact, di­ver­sity is also one of our Group’s core val­ues. A num­ber of em­ploy­ees within our Group, males and fe­males, have pro­gressed in their ca­reer, ir­re­spec­tive of their gen­der”.

Mr Vas­sallo ex­pressed his hope that this achieve­ment will mo­ti­vate all within the Group to keep work­ing to­wards more gen­der equal­ity. ”We be­lieve that all those who wish to con­trib­ute to­wards re­tain­ing our Group as leader in the sec­tors we op­er­ate in, should be able to do so ir­re­spec­tive of their gen­der. This is what made us great in the past 70 years. This is what will drive us to­wards ex­cel­lence in the years to come.”

A num­ber of equal­ity rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies have also been ap­pointed. The equal­ity rep­re­sen­ta­tives act as a point of ref­er­ence and a voice within the or­ga­ni­za­tion for gen­der equal­ity.

The Vas­sallo Group em­ploys 1560 in­di­vid­u­als out of which more than 900 are women. The com­pa­nies within the Group of­fer a num­ber of fam­i­lyfriendly mea­sures to its em­ploy­ees in­clud­ing spe­cial fam­ily leave, job shar­ing and re­duced hours. The Group also or­ga­nizes var­i­ous events aimed at pro­mot­ing work-life bal­ance and fam­ily-friendly among its work­force. These in­clude “Bring your child to work” days, fam­ily days and a healthy life­style week.

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