RATP Dev Middle East signs Women Empowerment Principles in the UAE, marking International Women's Day 2018
Source: WPR for RATP Dev Middle East , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Sat March 10, 2018 2:15 pm

UAE.Dubai.  RATP Dev Middle East, the regional business unit of RATP Dev – France’s leading international urban mobility company – has become a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), as part of an initiative led by UNGC with the support of the Embassy of France and the French business community in the UAE.

RATP Dev Middle East signed the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs at a signing ceremony organised to coincide with International Women’s Day 2018 (March 8th) by the United Nation’s Global Compact (UNGC) UAE Network in Dubai, where the company has its MENA regional headquarters.
The CEO Statement of Support for the Women's Empowerment Principles was signed on behalf of RATP Dev Middle East by Olivier Badard, CEO Asia, Middle East & North Africa, demonstrating the company’s voluntary support to gender equality, empowering women and specifically the seven WEPs principles, as a corporate priority.

The CEO Statement of Support has been signed by over 550 chief executives of companies around the world. 
The seven Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

1.     Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
2.     Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and non-discrimination
3.     Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
4.     Promote education, training and professional development for women
5.     Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
6.     Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
7.     Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality
Commenting on the signing of the WEPs by RATP Dev Middle East, Mr. Olivier Badard, CEO of RATP Dev Asia, Middle East & North Africa, said: "The men and women who make up our Group are our greatest asset and the drivers of our growth. No matter the line of work (operations, maintenance, or specialized functions such as support) or the mode of transportation (metro, rail, tram or bus), everyone contributes to the group’s momentum all around the world.  Recruitment, integration, training, mobility, etc.—at every stage of working life, RATP Dev is committed to promoting equality, respect and equity between men and women. This is an invaluable asset to building teams that are open-minded, responsive, and agile.”

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1. (above)  RATP Dev Middle East signs Women Empowerment Principles in the UAE, marking International Women's Day 2018
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 About RATP Dev
RATP Dev operates and maintains urban transportation systems in 14 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines, and the United States of America). With more than 1.5 billion passengers travelling on its networks every year, RATP Dev demonstrates every day its extensive and renowned expertise in a wide range of mobility services, ranging from rail, regional express rail, tramway, to bus, cable car and sightseeing activities.
RATP Dev leverages in France, outside of Paris, and across international markets the technical expertise and experience of RATP Group, the leader in driverless metro and tramway operations and operator of the Paris network.

With nearly 16 million daily passengers worldwide, RATP Group is one of the largest urban transportation operators in the world with about 60,000 employees. With its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), 2 regional express rail lines, 7 tramway lines and 350 bus lines, the multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region is the largest in the world to be managed by a single company.



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