Beta Launch Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Global Dow 3.79
2,835.68 0.13%
27 August 08:59 PM
S&P 500 4.08
2,443.05 0.17%
25 August 05:03 PM
EGX 23.25
12,949.65 0.18%
27 August 12:00 AM
TDWL -20.48
7,225.18 -0.28%
27 August 12:00 AM
DFM -21.94
3,602.55 -0.61%
27 August 12:00 AM
ADX -13.82
4,479.99 -0.31%
27 August 12:00 AM

Majid Al Futtaim launches People of Determination to promote inclusive practices

      Initiative is inspired by the UAE government’s drive to empower People of Determination and create a more equal society for all 
   Leading regional lifestyle pioneer is seeking feedback from UAE customers with differentiated needs to ensure it is inclusive towards the community it serve
    Majid Al Futtaim, as an equal opportunities employer, is also looking at how it can develop further sustainable career opportunities for people of determination as part of its ambitious growth plans 
    Carrefour has called upon the UAE community to submit their suggestions and recommendations on how to improve its offering for people of determination  

 Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has launched the region’s first ‘People of Determination Advisory Panel’, in a move to ensure its customer offering is inclusive for all members of the UAE community, and in line with the UAE government’s efforts to empower and protect the rights of People of Determination. 

The Panel comprises representatives from the UAE Ministry of Community Development, Dubai Municipality and Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services along with a mix of customers who are either People of Determination or a parent of one, and independent subject matter experts. 

Speaking about the launch, Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim Holding, said: ‘The UAE Government is setting a cutting-edge pace in its inclusivity ambitions and, as a leading private sector company in the region, it is inspiring us to do the same. We are confident that our new People of Determination Advisory Panel will further strengthen our offering for all members of our community, in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071 goals.”

“This panel will play a pivotal role in achieving our long-term vision of creating great moments for everyone, everyday.” He went on to say: “Majid Al Futtaim is proud to be an equal opportunities employer with several People of Determination colleagues working across the company.”

The Panel will advise Majid Al Futtaim on practical aspects covering physical accessibility, tailored digital services and staff training needs, as well as how the business can incorporate more People of Determination into its growing workforce. It will meet periodically and Panel members will be invited to test out new business services and give their feedback on any customisation needed for differing customer needs before they are rolled out across the company.

Majid Al Futtaim’s Carrefour business is to be the first to be reviewed in detail by the Panel, which will review existing initiatives in place, store accessibility, offline and online service design, and colleague knowledge and training needs. Carrefour has started toimplement a number of dedicated offerings aimed at People of Determination, including three different types of trolleys designed to support customers with different physical needs. These include an electric mobility scooter with attached basket, which can be used by people with mobility issues (including the elderly), a ‘Caroline Cart’ for parents with older children with mobility challenges and a separate trolley designed to be used by wheelchair users. Carrefour is introducing plastic trolleys into its 102 UAE stores, which are easier to manoeuvre than traditional aluminium ones, as well as extra wide checkout aisles for its hypermarkets, which are suitable for wheelchair and other mobility accessory users. 

Carrefour has called upon the UAE community to submit their suggestions and recommendations on how to improve its offering for people of determination, using the hashtag #CarrefourPOD. 

 

 

 

COMMENTS

There are no comments yet

LEAVE A COMMENT

Share with

My Account

Forgot password?

Create An Account

Forgot password?

Restore password

Subscribe to read
Already subscribed? Click here

For a limited time!
12 Months = 15 Months
24 Months = 32 Months
(Included Postal Fees worldwide)

Read, Explore Opportunities
Be connected with Business, Investment, Finance, Stock Exchange, Currencies, Development and International Cooperation

3 Months

18 USD / 60 AED

English Edition

Subscribe

3 Months

18 USD / 60 AED

Arabic Edition

Subscribe

3 Months

29.9 USD / 99 AED

Both Editions

Subscribe

6 Months

36 USD / 120 AED

English Edition

Subscribe

6 Months

36 USD / 120 AED

Arabic Edition

Subscribe

6 Months

59.9 USD / 199 AED

Both Editions

Subscribe

12 Months

72 USD / 240 AED

English Edition
Good Deal! 
(15 Months instead of 12 Months)

Subscribe

12 Months

72 USD / 240 AED

Arabic Edition
Good Deal! 
(15 Months instead of 12 Months)

Subscribe

12 Months

122 USD / 408 AED

Both Editions
Good Deal! 
(15 Months instead of 12 Months)

Subscribe

24 Months

144 USD / 480 AED

English Edition
Amazing Deal!
(32 Months instead of 24 Months)

Subscribe

24 Months

144 USD / 480 AED

Arabic Edition
Amazing deal!
(32 Months instead of 24 Months)

Subscribe

24 Months

240 USD / 799 AED

Both Editions
Amazing deal!
(32 Months instead of 24 Months)

Subscribe
* Terms and conditions apply.