PepsiCo-Jordan - winner of the 2009 and 2010 King Abdullah II Award for Excellence - held an open day for Company employees, dubbed “One Family”, on Saturday 19th November, 2011, at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea.
The Open Day, which was held under the patronage of PepsiCo East Med & African Business Unit GM, Marwan Istaitieh and attended by Ibrahim Al-Saudi, Jordan’s Deputy Minister of Labor, aimed to boost interaction among employees and recognize the invaluable efforts they have vested in the Company. Speakers at the event included Ahmed El Sheikh, PepsiCo-Jordan's General Manager; Hawar Hijazi, the Company’s Human Resources Manager and Sufian Al Salman, PepsiCo East Med and Africa HR Director, in addition to the Company’s department heads and executive team members. It also included a business review for the Company, COC training and certification and an award ceremony, followed by a luncheon and entertainment.
El Sheikh welcomed PepsiCo-Jordan’s team and affirmed that its members are the foundation of the Company’s success. He went on to highlight the Management’s appreciation of employee ambitions, which are in line with the Company’s vision to provide top-notch, competitive and high-quality products that maintain its leading position at the helm of the local market. Furthermore, El Sheikh shed light on the Company’s strategic direction which focuses on supporting, encouraging and motivating employees to improve their performance and further develop their professional skills.
Hijazi spoke of PepsiCo-Jordan's keenness in honoring distinguished employees and establishing fruitful partnerships with both private and public sector organizations in order to benefit employees and boost job incentives. She also stressed the importance of human resources in strengthening ties between the Company’s management and its employees through the provision of a sound and healthy work environment that suits all.
During the event, Al Salman thanked PepsiCo-Jordan’s team for its dedicated efforts which he said are imperative to the Company’s successes and accomplishments. He also spoke about the Company’s philosophy and values embodied in its commitment towards corporate responsibility and sustainable development implemented through a qualified team that continuously works towards bolstering mutual trust between all stakeholders. Al Salman explained that these values promote achievements on both an individual and a corporate level. He also expressed his hopes to further witness enhanced performance for the Company to remain a role model for organizations that are committed to operating in accordance with the highest professional practices.