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Other Senior Executives
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Engineering and Development
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Operations and Maintenance
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Contracts and Procurement
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Finance
Advocate Yaron Zafat
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Resources, and Administration
Manager, Spokesperson and Community Relations
Golan Davidi, Attorney
Chief of Staff
Head of Airport Construction Division
In 2003, the Government of Israel decided to terminate the operations of “Ma’atz” (the Public Works Department), as a Government support unit and to redefine it as a Government Company – the National Roads Company. In 2010 the company’s name was changed to “Netivei Israel”.
The “Engineer of the State” tag that was originally given to “Ma’atz,” has been integrated into Netivei Israel as it is a leading company in the development, maintenance and operation of Israel’s road network and the body that sets standards in the field of road and rail infrastructure. The Company applies innovative solutions in engineering, supervision, and quality, and is one of the leading growth engines of the Israeli economy.
This year, the Company launched its third multi-year plan, for 2017-2021, involving a planned investment of NIS 55 billion. The program that was launched consists of many roads, interchanges, dedicated public transport lanes and new rail lines, aimed at improving the quality of life of road users and promoting mass transit throughout the country.
Road users are an essential part of the Company’s reason for existence. The Company’s commitment to them is reflected in a wide range of aspects – responsibility for a safe and efficient road and rail network, efficient traffic management, cooperation to increase road safety, handling “black spots,” technological innovation, and transparency in its actions .
The Company, which has championed the vision of “Leading all the Way”, is committed to being managed in an ethical manner, and according to the norms of corporate responsibility, both in its all operations and vis-à-vis all stakeholders, based on a concept of a sustainable and advanced living environment in all its fields of operations.
The values defined in the Company’s Code of Ethics guide it in the proper manner of conduct of Company employees and managers in their day-to-day activities and decision-making processes.
Netivei Israel cultivates its human resources and focuses on its employees personal and professional welfare and advancement so that its employees can fulfill their tasks. The recruitment process handled by the Human Resources Division includes careful screening that ensures the recruitment of professional and high quality employees while maximizing their compliance with their duties.
The Company believes that its human capital is its central resource and therefore attaches foremost importance to their development and growth within the Company. The Company strives to foster a supportive work environment and a collaborative organizational culture, out of a commitment to preserving human dignity and equality of opportunity. The Company carries this out by creating a workplace that invests in personal and professional development, health, and quality of life by ensuring a lively dialogue within the Company to promote the values of openness, transparency and caring.
Employee rights – employee rights are anchored in a collective agreement and constitute a central part of the work environment. In this regard, attention is paid to the fairness of wages and work conditions, transparency, performance evaluation according to fixed measures, and giving feedback on employee functioning, preserving labor relations in their broadest sense as well as employment diversity, accessibility, and equal opportunities without discrimination of gender, religion, and society.
An egalitarian organizational culture – allows Netivei Israel to offer equal opportunities to all employees. The promotion of candidates from within the Company’s ranks to managerial positions is a top priority for the Company and its employment strategy, all based on a career horizon for employees. This advancement is carried out by internal tenders that are advertised within the system. If no suitable candidate is found, the Company publishes a notice of a vacancy at the Company in the various public media.
Work environment – the Company’s responsibility also includes the issues that ensure a proper work environment for employees both in physical terms and in terms of creating a proper atmosphere while supporting mutual respect and proper work relations, work and rest times, annual leave, social activities, life skills development, personal empowerment and encouraging sports activity for a healthy body and mind.
Social activities – the Company attaches great importance to the needs and problems that arise among the employees, even if they are not directly related to the professional and ongoing work needs. The Company offers its employees the tools that will enable them and their families to cope with the challenges at work and beyond. With this in mind, a “social basket” was designed for employees, which includes a variety of benefits and activities in the realms of financial , physical and mental health.
Training and organizational development – Netivei Israel holds internal training courses, inviting guest lecturers, and ensures a professional and personal update for its employees, to enable them to be exposed to innovations in their field of activity, to improve their professionalism, thereby helping the Company achieve its goals through three channels of activity:
• The managerial track – managerial skills at the various management levels.
• The professional track – developing courses and workshops at “Netivim College” and taking part in external professional courses at recognized academic institutions.
• The organizational track – an ethical code, safe driving, innovation and intra-organizational communication.
Netivim College – The Netivim Center for Road Professions – as part of an aspiration to excellence, the Company fosters a cadre of professional managers. To narrow the gaps in knowledge and enrich its suppliers and employees, the Netivim College was set up in 2006. The College offers specializations and courses in a variety of fields and professions such as road construction supervisors, quality managers, traffic safety regulations, bridge surveys, signage design, traffic engineering, infrastructure risk management, expropriation management, emergency management, senior project managers – infrastructure managers, electrification of railway system, etc.
The broad professional knowledge it offers to those involved in the following fields – employees, suppliers, and service providers – is managed by knowledge leaders in Israel, most of whom are employees of the Company as well as knowledge leaders from the business sector and academia.
Values of environmental protection and sustainability – environmental principles now in effect by Netivei Israel, are designed to create transportation systems that are friendly to both road users and the environment. The Company has a considerable influence on the quality and safety of roads and environmental development. Environmental considerations are expressed throughout all stages of project life, from its start, already during the first planning process, while analyzing the alternatives, taking into consideration environmental, landscape, soil, noise, water and air pollution considerations. At the first planning stage of each project, the positions of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, various “Green Parties” and NGO’S , the Antiquities Authority, municipalities and regional councils, infrastructure bodies, and other stakeholders are considered. The environmental considerations are diverse and accompany the project until its completion. Conclusions and recommendations for impact assessments on the environment are embedded in the planning and implementation documents. In addition, principles of sustainable development, environmental preservation, recycling, etc. are incorporated into the Company’s work procedures, general specifications, and design guidelines, and in the selection of materials that may be used for various purposes. Later, throughout the life of the project, considerations of savings and efficiency in using resources and determining a sustainablity oriented maintenance policy principle are applied. Finally, the Company’s traffic management policy, which helps to reduce road congestion, also helps reduce emissions from vehicles.
Netivei Israel, as a national institution, is of the opinion, that it is imperative to conduct its activities in a manner that will lead to sustainable growth with the intention of ensuring and intensifying its activities for the environment, preserving its resources and balancing current and future needs.
The central layer in the perception of sustainability and corporate responsibility of Netivei Israel is based on a diverse mix of aspects of sustainability in the core of the Company’s activity, as well as at all stages of the value chain of the management of Israel’s road and rail network.