Fatema Moriam Nisha, Head of People, Culture & Diversity said
“Research has proven that the definition of a great workplace is one where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with. We are immensely proud to receive this recognition from the Great Place to Work institute. The Certification is recognised by employers and employees globally and is considered the gold standard in identifying and recognising a great workplace culture.”
Accreditation required SMEC to undergo a rigorous audit conducted by Great Place to Work which required various steps. The process starts with a ‘trust index assessment’ and employee survey. The survey helps to precisely measure the underlying level of trust within the organisation, while making targeted recommendations on areas to improve.
The survey is conducted online where employees respond to a set of qualitative and quantitative questions covering five dimensions – credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. The results are then tabulated and analysed across various demographic categories for the organisation to understand what initiatives can be taken to build a better workplace culture.
The SMEC Foundation was founded on our employees’ sensitivity to disadvantage and desire to make a difference. Our colleagues are adept at developing constructive approaches to alleviating hardship. While funding is critical, the hands-on support provided by our locally based offices and teams makes the execution of these projects particularly effective.
SMEC carried out the detailed engineering design services for the project, harmonizing the design and construction methodology with the adjacent North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR), another major infrastructure undertaking in the Philippines. The two projects will be built on the shared corridor of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) right of way.
Libby Paholski, SMEC Functional General Manager of Environment & Social Development Group - ASEAN, recently spoke at the 2022 International Development Opportunities Seminar. The seminar was organised by the Australian Government through the Australian Embassy in Manila and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
SMEC is pleased to announce that they have joined the Qazaq Green Association in Khazakhstan as a member. With global expertise and as a trusted partner for our clients, SMEC has significant experience in renewables projects and enabling sustainability objectives in key infrastructure projects.