IHCC wins ‘Best Work Environment Award’ in KSA

International Hospitals Construction Co. (IHCC) is a turnkey solutions provider that specializes in health care, education and mixed-use projects.
Updated 05 February 2019

IHCC wins ‘Best Work Environment Award’ in KSA

International Hospitals Construction Co. (IHCC), a turnkey solutions provider that specializes in health care, education and mixed-use projects, has won the “Best Work Environment Award” in Saudi Arabia. The award introduced by “Great Place to Work” evaluates the applicants’ HR standards and practices, and their role in improving the work environments, to decide the winner in each sector. The winners are selected through a questionnaire on job satisfaction filled out by company staff. It evaluates justice, respect, pride and cooperation.

The “Best Work Environment Award” aims to identify the best working environments in local enterprises that are capable of attracting and developing national cadres of young men and women, empowering Saudi women and enhancing the efficiency of the labor market. The classification of enterprises is based on best working environments, reflecting the extent of their impact and the strength of their performance in the sector.

IHCC was chosen from 120 participating companies in all sectors of small- and medium-sized companies representing the private and public sectors as well as nonprofitable sectors.

Sultan Batterjee, CEO of IHCC, praised the staff and management of the company. “It is high time we won this prestigious award. Our primary conviction is that the role of human capital is paramount and that everyone has the opportunity to improve and develop professionally. We are proud that we have been members of IHCC team for several decades, many of us are involved at the senior management level. Our company has a workforce constituting different nationalities and sharing their opinions and experiences are an important part of our development.”

He said encouraging and rewarding the human element and maintaining a good working environment are some of the main pillars of the company’s values. 

“We believe that we are one of the most advanced entities in following these principles. I am very happy to achieve high rates in the Saudization process through which almost half of the human element is from our nation. IHCC will continue to promote this environment by developing training, career development and employment policies that motivate employees to do their best,” Batterjee added.

IHCC has more than 25 years of experience as a design-build company in the MENA region with extensive knowledge and experience in delivering turnkey solution projects. The company manages projects from inception to completion, including comprehensive feasibility studies, conceptualization, architectural and engineering design to civil and electro-mechanical construction, financing including complete procurement, equipping, furnishing and installation and operational management services.


SABIC awarded Compliance Leader Verification status

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SABIC awarded Compliance Leader Verification status

SABIC has been awarded the prestigious Compliance Leader Verification status by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing standards of ethical business practices.

The recognition follows Ethisphere’s comprehensive independent review, evaluation, and validation of SABIC’s Ethics and Compliance program. This permits SABIC to display the Ethisphere Compliance Leader Verification logo as a recognition of the excellence of SABIC’s Ethics and Compliance program and its work in building a culture of integrity.

Led by SABIC’s legal affairs, a cross-functional team worked diligently to achieve this recognition. The team responded to a comprehensive assessment survey and submitted substantial documentary support. Senior leaders in the legal, HR, ERM, sustainability, procurement, audit and other functions participated in interviews with Ethisphere evaluators. 

Laurie Gallagher, general manager and chief counsel of SABIC’s Compliance and Litigation Team, said: “This award is a testimony not only to the strength of our Ethics and Compliance Program but also to the dedication and commitment of our CEO, executive leadership, board of directors, and all SABIC employees who work with the highest integrity every day.”

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The recognition follows SABIC’s recent hosting of a major conference in Riyadh under the theme ‘Promoting Integrity and Transparency for Growth.’

The recognition follows SABIC’s recent hosting of a major conference in Riyadh under the theme “Promoting Integrity and Transparency for Growth.” The event brought together more than 100 leaders from international and local corporations, government and NGOs to advance governance and compliance practices that can secure business opportunities and investment.

The Ethisphere Institute is a globally recognized organization that brings together global companies to define best practices in ethics and compliance programs and advance ethical business performance through data-driven assessments, benchmarking and guidance. 

Headquartered in Riyadh, SABIC has been a key contributor to the global fight against corruption. It is a founding member of the Business 20 B20 Anti-Corruption Task Force and an active participant in the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative.

SABIC has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. 

It has 11,738 global patent filings and significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies — USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.