One of the largest players in the tourism and hospitality industry of the country - the companies included in the "Gabala Hospitality Group" took a new step within the group's corporate social responsibility program and signed the "Women's Empowerment (WSC) Principles", a global initiative. These principles serve as a guide for private sector enterprises to promote gender equality and women's empowerment in the workplace, labor market and society. The initiative was launched in 2010 by the UN Global Compact and UN Women. In Azerbaijan, these principles are promoted among private companies within the UN Development Program "Increasing the Economic Empowerment of Women in the South Caucasus" project.
Shabnam Farman, Chief Executive Officer of Gabala Hospitality Group, who participated in the meeting of the companies that signed the QSG principles, expressed her opinion about this significant event and noted that "Today, we announce to the public that we are a member of this global movement with great pride. For us, one of the most important priorities in business activity is sustainability and sustainable development. All activities in the companies included in our group are based on an equal approach and compliance with labor legislation. I think that the principles that are part of this global initiative will give further impetus to our inclusive approaches. Being one of the first 31 companies and the first company from the hospitality sector to sign the QSG principles in Azerbaijan gives us a special feeling of joy. I believe that in the near future all our partners and other companies operating in our sector will join this project." Strong employees occupy the main place in the philosophy of the companies included in the "Gabala Hospitality Group". All companies included in this group promise equal work opportunities and pay special attention to the development of their employees. It is no coincidence that female employees are represented at the highest level in the Group's Management Board and play an important role in decision-making processes.
The event was attended by Alessandra Roccosalvo, acting Resident Representative of the UN Development Program in Azerbaijan, representatives of companies that have signed the principles of QSG, and experts. "Women's Empowerment is essential to achieving gender equality and promoting sustainable development. We believe that Gabala Hospitality Group contributes to economic development, poverty alleviation and creation of equal job opportunities for all by adhering to the QSG Principles. - Aygün Ahmadova, the Project Manager of the UN Development Program, said at the event.
"Gabala Hospitality Group" is one of the largest tourism management companies in the country. The company's portfolio includes "Tufandağ Winter-Summer Tourism and Recreation Complex", "Qafqaz Hotels&Resorts", the first national five-star hotel chain, "Gabaland" Amusement Park, "Gabala Shooting Club", a professional shooting center, and "Rafting Gabala", the first and only rafting center in the country. ” refers to.