Burjeel Holdings Wins Gold at Employee Happiness Awards for Diversity & Inclusion

Recognition highlights the success of comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion strategies aligned with sustainable ESG integration

Abu Dhabi, 10 June 2024: In recognition of advancing workplace inclusivity, Burjeel Holdings, a leading super-specialty healthcare services provider in MENA, has emerged as the gold winner in the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative category at the Employee Happiness Awards, the premier HR recognition in the UAE. The Group was also a finalist in the Best Wellness Initiative category for its Burjeel Games and Wellness Program. The accolades reflect the healthcare provider’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace environment.

“Burjeel Holdings prioritizes an open and inclusive working environment, ensuring equal treatment regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, disability, or gender. With a focus on building a disability-inclusive company, they have enhanced physical accessibility in their premises and implemented a flexible working model to support individuals with disabilities,” highlighted the citation while revealing the winner at the ceremony held in Dubai.

Burjeel Holdings’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative is distinguished by its comprehensive approach, encompassing gender equality, cultural and multigenerational diversity, and support for people of determination. The organization proudly employs individuals from diverse nationalities and has implemented a robust talent acquisition strategy to ensure fairness and equity.

“Our success in winning this accolade is attributed to the efforts put forth in our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative,” said Madhuri Aswal, Group Director, Human Resources, Burjeel Holdings. “This achievement is underscored by our remarkable progress in gender equality, with over 750 women leaders and a 54% representation of women in our workforce.”

The commitment to inclusivity is also deeply ingrained in Burjeel Holdings’ ESG strategy, enriching the organizational culture and driving sustainable growth.

“We are delighted by this recognition, which affirms our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates the unique contributions of all. Our initiatives empower talents, ensuring everyone is supported to thrive,” said Tahani Alqadiri, Director – Emiratization and Academics, Burjeel Holdings.

The Employee Happiness Award shines a spotlight on ongoing transformations across the UAE’s HR landscape. Renowned for its transparency and merit-based selection process, it has earned the Awards Trust Mark by the Independent Awards Standard Council. Winners are determined by a jury of top HR and employee happiness experts through a rigorous review process.


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