Corporate Social Responsibility

Edita’s people are its most valuable asset, and the company strives to acknowledge this by offering a safe and rewarding employee experience. Edita supports its employees’ professional growth by regularly providing a variety of trainings and learning opportunities.

Sales workshops are consistently delivered to the team, each to improve a different set of skills. After conducting assessments in early 2018, the academy invited Beacon Training UK to conduct Middle Management Sales trainings in April and December 2018, with focus on improving people management skills and operational efficiency frameworks.

Edita is the first company in Egypt to realize the potential of perfecting an effective industrial culture, particularly through using Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People framework As a result, and in cooperation with FC Egypt, an industrial version of the framework was delivered in 2018 to 785 Edita workers, across 1,570 training days. The training boosted employee efficiency at the workplace, and encouraged critical thinking, task-orientation and proactivity.

United Nations Global Compact

Joining the UN Global Compact (UNGC) has provided Edita with an excellent opportunity to assess its current sustainability practices, identify strengths, and select areas on which to focus developmental efforts. The UNGC encourages corporations and relevant stakeholders to adopt improved more sustainable business and environmental practices and in turn, benefit their communities while maintaining desired operational levels. Edita finalized a sustainability framework aligned with the UNGC’s principles and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically choosing six goals that align with its mission as a major industrial snack foods company and a socially responsible entity.

Health, Safety & Environment

Edita puts its employees’ well-being at the forefront of its operations. Through establishing the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) department, the company has successfully set rules and protocols that guarantee a safer work environment, and now incorporates the rigorous SHE policies into all standard procedures across its operations.

Edita also set out to receive top available international certifications in health and safety, and as of 2018 all of the company’s production facilities have received the Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification (OSAS 18001) and the Quality Management System certification (ISO 9001), proving adherence to international standards for health and safety and paving the road for a safer, more employee-conscious work environment.

Environment

Edita recognizes that to truly serve its customers and support Egypt’s economic growth, the company must structure its business in a way that reduces its ecological footprint and actively promotes environmental preservation. On the most basic level, Edita preserves the quality of people’s environment by locating all plants in industrial zones far from residential communities. The company’s rigorous Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) policies and newly implemented Edita Risk and Environmental Management System (eREMS) help it to ensure all operations and procedures minimize environmental risk and include safe disposal of waste.

Read our 2018 Sustainability Report