As one of the ways to also give back to the society, FMDQ, raises funds from the auction of seasonal gifts received by all its employees, and honorariums received by FMDQ Executives who have represented the Company on speaking engagements. These funds are put towards initiatives focused on supporting four broad categories of Charity Organisations – Orphanages, Youth Rehabilitation Centers, Homes for the Elderly and Special Needs Centers – within the Securities Exchange’s host state, Lagos State.
In line with the Securities Exchange’s continuous commitment to gender equality and women economic empowerment, the ratio of women in the employment of the Company increased from 38% to 41% for years ending 2015 and 2016 respectively, with the ratio of women in the Management team at 50%. This is a clear indication that FMDQ is committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. FMDQ does not practice any form of discrimination based on race, gender, religion or physical disabilities.
FMDQ maintains business premises designed with a view to promoting safety and healthy living conditions for employees, and fire prevention and fire-fighting equipment are installed in strategic locations within the Company’s premises. Employees are adequately insured against occupational hazards and provided with medical facilities for them and their immediate families at the Company’s expense. Employees are also registered at a fitness center towards achieving employee wellness.