Zamil Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Services Awarded “Mowaamah Certification” for Implementation of Best Practices to Support Workers with Disabilities
21-October-2019

Zamil Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Services Co., a subsidiary of Zamil Industrial Investment Company (Zamil Industrial), has been awarded the Silver category of “Mowaamah Certification” for 2019, in recognition of its efforts to provide a supportive and motivational work environment for people with disabilities.

The “Mowaamah Certification”, launched by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development in Saudi Arabia, adopts best practices and standards while creating a work environment that comprehensively supports the special needs of workers with disabilities.

The system, which is part of the “Tawafuq” program to facilitate the employment of people with disabilities, aims to support and empower these individuals as effective members of the workforce in the private sector. The program increases employers’ and companies’ awareness of the benefits of hiring the disabled. It also supports them in implementing industry best practices to adapt work environments with appropriate modifications for people with disabilities while increasing their employment opportunities.

To obtain the “Mowaamah Certification”, organizations must undergo a comprehensive review and audit of their work environment by a ministry-approved firm. The audit process determines the compatibility of the specific job and its functions with the type and degree of employee disability, and it details the requirements of the work environment and the facilitative services needed to meet the guidelines of the executive regulations of the Saudi Labor and Workmen Law.

Zamil Industrial sector businesses continually seek to adopt and implement best practices and national and international standards while developing a work environment that is more inclusive and supportive of people with disabilities, which in turn leads to their increased participation in the labor market.