UFM continuously seeks to act in a socially responsible manner that positively affects local communities, the environment and the well-being of all individuals that interact with UFM services. UFM constantly seeks to be a responsible corporate entity, guided by clearly articulated corporate mission, vision, culture and core values that are defined for its business units to create suitable policies and procedures in accordance with local culture, laws, the operating environment and public interest.
UFM’s Corporates Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy has a primary objective of providing guidance to employees on the principles that direct the conduct of UFM in relation to the environment and the community. UFM’s business and operational methods reflect its commitment to integrity, community development and sustainability in growth. UFM policies and procedures assert the legal and ethical mandate in promoting fair dealings with customers, partners and competitors. High standard of conduct is continually reinforced to operate with integrity, transparency and ethics.
UFM’s most crucial resources are its employees. UFM is committed to providing a fair and competitive employment environment with opportunities for employees who meet personal performance goals to advance and grow, subject to business needs.
UFM is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all persons. UFM offers fair remuneration based on performance, skills, competitor wages and local fair market value for wages. The company has no tolerance for workplace harassment in any form. UFM hiring policies prohibit the employment of underage staff.
UFM recognizes the environmental impact of its business operations. Minimal compliance for all UFM operating units is to adhere to all current applicable legislation in the countries in which they operate. In addition, UFM policy mandates that UFM Headquarter offices and all major principal managed facilities be ISO 14001and OHSAS 18001 accredited.
UFM is devoted to continual improvement in environmental sustainability, pollution prevention, and resources efficiency, including, water and energy savings.
UFM encourages all stakeholders and employees to accept electronic rather than paper copies of future communications to promote sustainability in the office environment.
UFM supports responsible corporate citizenship by providing charitable donations to a divers set of organizations and charities in Kuwait. UFM encourages the support of local charities with financial and nonfinancial donations related to health, education or sporting activities, including commercial sponsorship and employee volunteering.
The CEO has primary responsibility for CSR policy compliance, directors and managers have responsibility for ensuring that the underlying policy commitments are enforced.
UFM CSR initiatives
UFM commitment to CSR is translated into tangible initiatives that have positive impact on the environment, on sustainability and the community.
Examples of CSR initiatives include:
- Regular awareness sessions for health and safety in workplace focusing on best practices in maintaining a safe working environment. The awareness program targets UFM employees, customers and tenants.
- UFM Recycling program to promote recycling activities in focusing on elementary schools to reinforce early commitment to the environment by students.
- Partnering with local environmental organizations to develop seasonal and annual clean-up programs.