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Believing in a responsibility to contribute to the community…

As one of Egypt’s leading manufacturers, Lecico considers Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to be an integral part of the way it operates and an important contributor to its reputation. The Board takes regular account of the significance of social, environmental and ethical matters and the measures covered in this report are monitored and reviewed with the aim of continually improving performance.

  • In 2015; 307 members of staff from all areas of the Group have attended internal development courses and 542 members of staff have received external training.
  • Training domains: Finance, Quality Management, HSE, Social Insurance, Planning, Internal Audit, Exports, Customer Service, 6 Sigma, 3D Max, Microsoft Office, Technical & Vocational courses, Purchasing and Language.
  • The Company conducted an in-house Literacy Training Program that allowed 24 of our staff to receive literacy certificates after passing the exam (126 in 2014). Those certificates are highly needed in Egypt and facilitate the life of their holders in many governmental aspects.
  • We have established two new training facilities in both of our main premises; Khorshid and Borg El Arab, with capacity of 20 attendees each.
  • A new Training and Development policy was established to achieve the objectives of training activities for both the company and employees and ensuring the optimum usage of the company resources.

Lecico recognizes that comprehensive communication and motivation between the team members is essential to the retention of skilled employees; therefore we delivered the "Teamwork Training Course" for Lecico Supervisory and Administration staff; to enhance business communication between the different sectors.

Numbers of communication channels are in place including briefing meetings, worker boards and notice boards.

To further improve two-way communication, the Company has a Worker's Follow-Up Committee representing staff from all departments and factories that meets regularly with the Executive Board. Half of the members were replaced by new elected members from different departments of the company.

The key initiatives of the Worker's Follow-Up Committee included improving the personal support for any employee in hospital; enhancing work conditions ensuring the existence of a healthy and encouraging working environment, increasing the benefit paid for marriages or deaths in the families of its employees.

Lecico’s policy is to provide equal opportunities to all existing employees and anyone seeking to join. The Company is committed to the fair and equitable treatment of all its employees and specifically to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, sex, nationality or ethnic origin.

Employment opportunities are available to disabled persons in accordance with their abilities and aptitudes on equal terms with other employees. If an employee becomes disabled during employment the Company makes every effort to enable them to continue employment, with re-training for alternative work where necessary.

The company operates a number of employee pension schemes across its business including a retirement fund and has recently offered a tailored partial contribution private health insurance plan to its administrative staff.

Lecico recognises the importance of a good work/life balance for its staff and offers several programmes to help staff make the most of their time outside of work. These programmes include organising and subsidising day trip and week-long holidays for its staff and their families in the summer, partially funding its staff’s Haj and Omra pilgrimages and giving salary bonuses to the staff in Ramadan and around other key holidays.

 

Lecico believes it has a responsibility to contribute to the community through donations of goods, funds and time to charitable organisations as well as investing in the neighborhoods around its factories.

Lecico also trained circa 100 plumbers in a new internal local training program designed to support local businesses and promote water saving products.

The Company also funded local sporting facility rental and equipment for its workers to play football twice a week.

Lecico is interested in developing its business in a responsible manner, especially concerning the environment and health & safety for all its employees. Lecico has developed packaging and waste reduction policies in which all employees are encouraged to comply to in order to achieve company’s goals.

Lecico is certified by international certificates like ISO 14001 which concerns effective Environmental Management System (EMS), ISO 9001 which concerns quality management systems, OHSAS 18001 for occupational health & safety management systems.

Lecico's factories have numerous national certifications including Norme Francaise (NF) from France , DIN from Germany , Nordtest from Sweden and KIWA from the Netherlands.

All Lecico companies seek to:

  • Minimise the use of all materials, supplies and energy and wherever possible use renewable or recyclable materials.
  • Minimise the quantity of waste produced in all aspects of our business.
  • Adopt an environmentally sound transport policy.
  • Communicate our environmental policy to all staff and encourage them to participate in the achievement of our goals.
  • Supply and promote, wherever possible, those products, which contribute to energy conservation and do not damage the environment.
  • Ensure that the Company continues to meet present and future environmental standards and legislation.

All Lecico companies seek to:

  • Purchase recycled and recyclable packaging where practicable, including pallets and cartons.
  • Return reusable pallets to suppliers and similarly recovering used pallets from customers.
  • Reuse packaging opened at branch level for internal transfers and deliveries.
  • Actively take part in recycling and reclamation schemes.
  • Within its businesses embrace electronic communication aimed at significant reduction in internal paperwork throughout the Company.
  • Ensure that the Company continues to meet present and future environmental standards and legislation.

View copies of our quality certificates and environmental reports here.


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