The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) has formally recognised MEIB as having successfully completed the certification process leading to the award of the Equality Mark.
This award was presented during the annual conference hosted by NCPE in May 2015 at Dar il-Qalb ta’ Gesu St Venera. Such Equality Mark is awarded to organisations that embrace gender equality as a fundamental value, basing all decisions related to employees upon the potential of every individual regardless of gender or caring responsibilities.
NCPE’s endorsement as an organisation that fully complies with the requisites of this accolade is confirmation that MEIB has consistently upheld its pledge to safeguard the rights of all present and prospective employees. This is achieved by nurturing potential and awarding individual achievement within a fair framework that is free from all bias. In addition, the Equality Mark signifies a workplace that offers protection against sexual harassment and a total commitment to the implementation in connection with the principle of family friendly measures to all employees.
Permanent Secretary Ms Nancy Caruana expressed satisfaction for the obtaining of such certification. “This is an important recognition of our commitment to provide equal access to career opportunities and development irrespective of gender, status or caring responsibilities. We are determined to ameliorate our work practices to give further importance to human well being as we firmly believe that our best asset is the human capital itself.”