- February 28, 2023
- Author: Precious Ching'ani
- Category: News
Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited has been named Malawi’s Best Employer of the year 2022 in the Employers of the Year Awards-EYA which are organized by the Employers Consultative Association of Malawi-ECAM.
The awards presentation ceremony took place on Friday 9th December 2022 in Blantyre at Amaryllis Hotel where companies were awarded prizes in different categories.
The awards saw ISON BPO Limited winning the Labour Laws Compliance category with CDH Investment Bank and Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited taking the second position and third positions respectively.
Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited was named the best in Managing Crisis and Workplace Wellness and was followed by Standard Bank Malawi Plc and NICO Holdings Plc respectively.
The Tobacco Commission was named the best in the INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT Category followed by Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited and ISON BPO Limited respectively.
In Human Resource and Development Category, NICO Holdings Plc was named the best while Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited came second and FDH Financial Holdings Limited took the third position.
Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited was named the best in Essential Occupation Safety and Health followed by Capital Oil Refining Industries Limited and Umodzi Park Limited respectively.
In Corporate Social Responsibility, Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited was named the best followed by Standard Bank Malawi Plc and FDH Financial Holdings Limited was the third.
Standard Bank Malawi Plc was named the best in Quality Productivity and Innovation followed by NICO Holdings Plc and CDH Investment Bank was the third.
Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited was also named the best in the Youth Employment and Skills Development followed by NICO Holdings Plc and Standard Bank Malawi Plc.
In Child Labour Category, TAMA Farmers Trust was named the best followed by The Tobacco Commission and Illovo Sugar Malawi Limited was the third.
NBS Bank Plc was named the best in the Gender Equity Category followed by FDH Financial Holdings Limited and Standard Bank Malawi Plc was the third.
Illovo was also recognized as the Largest Employer with 11,140 combined permanent employees, seasonal and contractors.
ECAM President Anne Chavula said EYA helps to encourage employers to improve their working conditions by ensuring compliance with both national and international labour standards that foster productivity, competitiveness and decent work.
“ECAM conducted the last EYA in 2016, but due to several challenges and the coming of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was nearly impossible to conduct this event. However, this year we thought it prudent to revive the contest which is ECAM’s effort to improve excellence in its membership”, said Chavula.
On behalf of the government, the Labour Commissioner Hlalerwayo Kelvin Nyangulu said the step participating organisations took was a great choice as yearly assessment is very crucial to the business as it helps us improve our business.