Sustainability, Press Release

Hikma Pharmaceuticals Stages ‘You Are Hikma’ Annual Employee Welfare Week

Amman, 5 July 2012 – Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Jordan’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, held its pioneering ‘You Are Hikma’ campaign last week, designed to improve employees’ quality of life. An international initiative staged at Hikma locations worldwide, ‘You Are Hikma’ celebrates the company’s core values by raising awareness among its staff of health, safety and environmental issues.

The campaign included a range of activities from the 1st until the 5th of July, with Hikma employees able to undergo a full health check-up, first aid training and a blood donation drive. There was also a strong emphasis on workplace safety this year, which incorporated awareness lectures on work-related injuries, the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoking and fire extinguisher training. Through this campaign, Hikma cooperated with several entities in bringing forth the best for its employees, including MedLabs, King Hussein Cancer Center, Social Security Corporation, and the Jordanian Ministry of Health and Civil Defence.
Hana Ramadan, Director of Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility at Hikma Pharmaceuticals, said, “We are immensely proud of the success of this year’s ‘You Are Hikma’ week. It has a real social impact, building relationships between staff from different sections of the company and engaging with them on issues related to health and workplace safety. As a campaign, ‘You Are Hikma’ represents exactly who we are as an organisation – ethical in our operations and dedicated to improving our employee’s quality of life.” ‘

‘You Are Hikma’ falls within the umbrella of Hikma’s corporate responsibility strategy that revolves around two major themes of Education and Well Being. It emphasises personal empowerment, encouraging responsible corporate citizenship among Hikma staff and improving their well being and quality of life through positive and valuable educational activities.