Manila, Philippines, 28 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines wins the highest award for the Gender Mainstreaming Workplace category in the prestigious United Nations Women’s Empowerment Awards (UN WEPs) in The Philippines.
Recognition is given to Asia Pacific companies and companies that have demonstrated exemplary adoption of relevant measures for gender mainstreaming in the workplace. This can include innovative approaches for equal recruitment and development, fast-track actions to ensure the safety and well-being of female and male employees, transformation initiatives to support the family responsibilities of female and male employees to cope with unequal burden of care, meeting the specific needs of women and male employees, support to provide flexible working arrangements and promote career development and leadership of women.
The company has been recognized for its cutting-edge policies, inclusive programs and fair practices as part of its We See Equal program.
“For P&G, we are committed to putting words into action. We have boldly changed the policy to go beyond what is standard and mandatory. caring for the family and the home has no gender. It is a shared responsibility. It also leads to a positive change in perceptions about parenting roles and outdated stereotypes that women are the only person caring for them full time in the early stages of a child’s life, “mentioned Anna Legarda-Locsin, communications director for P&G Philippines.
Share the Care is the industry-leading global paid parental leave program from P&G that provides a minimum of 8 weeks of fully paid parental leave and gives all types of parents an equal chance to care and create links with biological or adopted children new to their families. New fathers are now allowed to share and support care duties beyond the standard 7 days prescribed by Philippine law. The revolutionary parental leave program applies to all employees who welcome new children into their families, regardless of their gender or marital status.
In addition to leading industry policies, P&G enables equal opportunity and access for women and men through inclusive employee-led, HR, and leadership-sponsored programs.
P & G’s intention to foster and enable equal opportunity and access for women to demonstrate their worth and succeed in the workplace has led to more equal gender representation. P & G’s current workforce has a healthy gender balance of 53% women and 47% men, with leadership levels at 54% women, up from 40% previously.
The UN WEP Awards are organized by WeEmpowerAsia, a UN Women program funded by the European Union, which promotes women’s participation and leadership in the workplace, market and community. UN Women is the United Nations agency for gender equality and the empowerment of women.
“There is a real opportunity and a responsibility for companies to use what we have all learned this year about agility and flexibility to promote equality and inclusion in the workplace and remove barriers that prevent his advancement. Legarda-Locsin added.
SOURCE Procter & Gamble France