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John Tully, Chairman of the Board of MikroTik
The Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia acknowledges the efforts to create a favourable work environment for employees and their families and awards the title of a family-friendly business to a number of Latvian companies, granting them the certificate of recognition titled "A Family-friendly Business".
This year 31 Latvian companies in different sectors received the award, which is granted to employers with family-friendly operation policies and services. Among the most family-friendly companies AbbVie, RISEBA and SEB bank were named.
The Family-friendly Business initiative in brief
To promote the strengthening of family values in society and improve a family-friendly living and working environment, the Ministry of Welfare carries out the assessment of companies and awards the best of them with the title of a family-friendly business. The main criteria are as follows: effective focus by the employer on reconciliation of work and family life of its staff by ensuring flexible working hours, health insurance at workplace, support for children and family events, as well as involvement in charity work. The title of a family-friendly business is granted to companies whose corporate policies promote a family-friendly living and work environment.
To find out more about the initiative, visit the website at http://incsr.eu/lv/novertejums/gimenei-draudzigs-komersants/
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