Through July 2019, all female employees of Napco National who choose to get a driver’s license, regardless of nationality or position, can benefit from a one-time compensation of 500 Saudi Riyals, as well as one day leave not deducted from annual leave or salary. The program falls in line with recent legislation lifting the ban on women driving, as well as Saudi Vision 2030 focused on economically leveraging on well-educated females in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This initiative falls within Napco National’s commitment to Arab Women’s Wellbeing and aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals: SDG5 Gender Equality, SDG8 Decent Work & Economic Growth, and SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.
About Napco National
Established in 1956, Napco National CJSC employs over 5,200 people, of which over 100 are women, in Saudi Arabia and the GCC. With 9 branches and 15 manufacturing plants in Saudi Arabia, Napco National produces paper, plastic and corrugated raw materials and packaging, as well as consumer disposables and away-from-home products.
Napco National is committed to social responsibility, focusing on employee health and safety and diversity and inclusion, as well as running initiatives for Arab women’s wellbeing and childhood development in the Middle East. The company also emphasizes environmental sustainability through responsible raw material sourcing and a circular economy of plastics.