ISS has announced signing the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles. This supports ISS’s ongoing commitment to people and society and the dedicated target of at least 40 percent gender balance at corporate leadership level by 2025.
Liz Benison, CEO of ISS UK and Ireland said: “We are honoured to sign the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) to promote the importance of equality in the workplace. Creating workplaces that are gender agnostic, where everyone can thrive, has been a longstanding passion of mine. Removing structural barriers and calling out biases will create opportunities for both women and men to reach their potential, in and out of work. ISS is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, and I am excited to support this initiative to empower women to reach for the sky.”
ISS is committed to launch specific initiatives to empower women, for instance job grading-systems to ensure equal pay for equal job, diversity and inclusion-focused mentoring programme and initiatives to influence gender equality in the supply chain.
The Women’s Empowerment Principles:
- Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality.
- Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and non-discrimination.
- Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers.
- Promote education, training and professional development for women.
- Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.
- Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.
- Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES:
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles offering guidance to businesses on how to promote gender equality and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Jointly established by UN Women and UN Global Compact, the WEPs are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The WEPs serve as the umbrella framework for multi-stakeholder networks to work together to foster implementation and awareness of the internationally agreed standards for business practices that empower women and advance gender equality. The Principles are also the primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality and women’s empowerment dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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