We value our people as our most important asset. To successfully grow our business, we need to develop and reward our people.
With our commitment to maintaining the highest quality standards and cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices), technical training has always been a top priority across the Group. Over the last couple of years, analysis of GRI data helped us to identify areas of need for further training.
Our Continuing Education Scheme, which supports employees in fully-funded further education programs, is an ongoing program in Hikma, as is our ongoing graduate development programs and management rotation plans.
Rewarding our people
We continue to develop our remuneration plans for the Group. We are working with the Hay Group and other international consultancy firms to improve employee compensation, benefits and working conditions. Our employees benefit from an employee savings fund, share-based LTIP and MIP incentive programs, medical and life insurance and bonus schemes, where possible.
As our business grows, both in terms of the number of employees and across new geographies, we are continuously working to improve our internal communications. Through bi-annual management briefings, Hikma’s internal quarterly magazine and our “Ask your CEO” initiative, we are able to relay key messages regarding the strategy and performance of the business, articulate the short- and long-term business priorities, recognise employee achievements and address any employee questions or concerns. Through these tools, and our ‘open-door’ policy, we have been able to maintain our close family culture of openness and respect.
Health and safety
Health and safety lie at the core of our business. We cannot operate successfully and deliver quality products without ensuring the health and wellbeing of our employees.
Communication of Hikma’s Health and Safety policy - to meet and, where possible, exceed all the labour laws and regulations with regards to workplace health and safety in all the countries in which we operate – is one of our top priorities. We are committed to continuous improvements in Health and Safety and will continuously work towards the group-wide implementation of OHSAS ISO 18001, the occupational health and safety management system.
Promoting the health and safety of our employees is clearly aligned with our key business objective – to deliver better health to the markets we serve. Over the past couple of years, our businesses focused on developing a strong presence in the growing fields of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Sponsoring symposia and conferences for doctors, we have helped to build a strong knowledge base in the MENA region.
As a leading pharmaceutical company, Hikma aspires to prepare its employees to be leaders in health. By raising awareness about obesity and other disease and by setting an example for healthy nutrition and lifestyle, Hikma hopes to lead the way for all its employees.
Examples of events organised to raise health awareness include:
'You Are Hikma’ campaign
- Raising awareness within the Group regarding health, safety, and the environment at Hikma and in the broader community
Hikma’s Day against Breast Cancer
- Events and activities focused on awareness, early detection and health screening
Hikma’s World Heart Day
- Raised public awareness about heart diseases and prevention in conjunction with the World Heart Federation’s World Heart Day
Hikma’s - Anti-obesity campaign
- Awareness campaign and obesity screening