February 19 2019
APM Terminals Tangier celebrates International Women's Day
In recognition of International Women's Day, the terminal has launched a new initiative to support women in difficulty.
Historically, the shipping industry has been a fairly masculine industry. However, women are becoming increasingly represented, thanks to the open culture of diversity and inclusion that APM Terminals seeks to strengthen. We are implementing a number of projects and initiatives that aim to celebrate individual differences by developing a work environment that’s inclusive, open to all, and at the same time broadening the pool of talent / skills.
International Women's Day is an opportunity for APM Terminals Tangier to advocate for more equality, and also to take stock of the Group's achievements and efforts in this area. "Recognising this day has become something of a habit for us. It is a day when women in our company help reflect on the themes of diversity and parity in our environment and also at the global level, and how we can participate in progress. Unfortunately, we find obstacles to parity in almost all countries, but together, we can make things happen!", Says Ms. Leila Fadil, West-Med Director of Human Resources, APM Terminals Tangier.
This year's theme is #pressforprogress, an unequivocal call to action, no matter how large, provided it brings positive change to the situation of women.
To commemorate this day, and take a step in this campaign #PressforProgress, APM Terminals Tangier decided to help courageous women, who, despite limited means, decided to break through, to win and to embark on creating their own businesses, becoming independent, and helping other women afterwards, by creating jobs.
This action is the continuation of an initiative launched last year, aimed at funding training and integration into the job market for a dozen mothers in difficulty. To date, more than half of them have found a job.
Continuous commitment since 2007
Since it was established in the Ksar Sghir region, APM Terminals Tangier has played an important role for local communities. The terminal exercises its social responsibility by carrying out activities in a number of areas, including: socio-economic development, education and training, the environment, health and safety.
Last September, APM Terminals Tangier committed to reforest 22 Ha of a nearby forest, destroyed by a fire during the summer of 2017.
In the fight against school dropout and to promote education in isolated areas, the operator also finances school transportation for students who live far from their schools in the riparian villages. More than 120 schoolchildren benefit from this action annually.
In addition to this, the Clean Beaches project, initiated in 2015, aims to empower the Oued Alain beach, located close to the TangerMed port. The beach achieved Blue Flag status in 2016.