Corporate Social Responsibility
At Edita, we believe that Social Responsibility starts at home, and that it is part of our mandate to encourage and nurture the growth and wellbeing of our staff and the communities in which we do business.
Promoting Economic Development
Edita continued to expand the scope of its corporate social responsibility efforts in 2015, placing special focus on improving the state of Egyptian industries by participating in various projects and national initiatives, such as the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s “Proudly Made in Egypt” campaign. The project aims to promote local production and enhance Egypt’s overall economic state and saw Edita contribute EGP 1.5 million to support the nationwide campaign.
In 2015, Edita also worked with the Ministry of Social Solidarity to battle rising unemployment rates, through a program that saw the Ministry provide the company with reliable labor.
Our training programs are intensive and robust, actively helping ambitious employees to advance their careers, and thus improve their standards of living. Moreover, at the Edita Sales Academy and the Edita Manufacturing Academy we are not only teaching the trade, but also presentation, relationship management and other soft skills needed to thrive both at work and in life. Edita also provides scholarships for MBAs and other certifications for high potential employees.
United Nations Global Compact
Edita Food Industries has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative, along with over 8,000 business and non-business participants in 135 countries. Launched in July 2000, the UNGC is a sustainable leadership initiative for all participant companies to align their strategies and operations with the ten principles of the Global Compact on Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption. Edita has been awarded the following certificate from the UNGC in recognition of our efforts and commitment to implementing its principles and our actions in support of UN Goals.
Health, Safety & Environment
Edita’s management system clearly outlines requirements for the policies, specifications and programs that guide operations, guaranteeing the highest standards in production safety, occupational safety and health & environmental standards across the entire Edita system.
Edita is committed to the protection of the environment surrounding its facilities. The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) department ensures that all company facilities comply with relevant environmental rules and regulations.
As the company believes that its human resources are its greatest asset, the HSE department is responsible for ensuring that a safe working environment is available to all Edita employees. The company has invested considerable effort to that end and accordingly witnessed a significant improvement in its safety measures, having significantly reduced its Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) in FY2015.