Corporate & Social Responsibility(CSR)
SQ Group of Companies introduced a formal CSR policy to its all business units. In the course of the past ten years, we developed a set of company policies related to human resources and community participation. SQ Group follows strict “Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)” measures in all manufacturing facilities and offices. Health and safety of our employees are paramount thus we will seek to continuously improve our practices in light of advances in technology and new understandings in environmental science, health and safety. Apart from OH&S practices in the workplace and SQ Group offers the following salary and benefits package to its employees:
- Salary according to market conditions;
- Full tuition and time off work to employees who attend educational programs in a work-related field;
- Life insurance, work cover insurance & hospital coverage for all employees;
- Four months paid maternity leave and extra unpaid leave if required;
- 1.5 – 2.0 overtime pay for workers who are interested;
- All employees are entitled to paid 35 days leave program which consists of sick leave, casual leave, annual leave, bereavement leave and all national holidays declared by the government.
SQ Group underwrites the principles of non-discrimination and condemns any kind of child or forced labour. It employs 80 female staffs. Its head of the technical is a female. SQ Group is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of SQ Group Of Companies to comply with all applicable fair employment practices and equal opportunity laws in Bangladesh, and to provide employment opportunities, as well as administer all terms and conditions of employment, to all qualified persons on an equal basis.
SQ Group of Companies prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by law.
SQ Group donates on a regular basis to an orphanage to support their food, clothing and education. It also contributes to Social Business Society, which has 100 members and operates based on Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus’s social business concept. Each of the members contributes TK 100, totalling TK 10,000 per month. The Company also contributes TK 10,000 per month. This fund is then used to lend money to the poor to invest in chicken farming, hatcheries and so on.
In Addition, Group continue to support ” Adda Degree College” which was founded by Group’s Chairman Late AL haj Mohammad Abdul QUADER in the year 1994. ” Adda Degree College” located about 18 KMS to the north of Comilla District. The graduates from Adda College serving in the Government , Semi- Government , Private sectors by contributing to the nation’s progress. Some of the graduates also working in SQ Group of Companies.