Our focus on inclusivity is central to achieving our mission of creating a just and sustainable world. Businesses also benefit tremendously by ensuring women are empowered – through employment practices, sourcing, product and service development, partnerships, supplier relationships and marketing campaigns.
We can help your organisation to catalyse business action that both empowers women and creates value for business by driving progress throughout supply chains and collaboratively transforming systemic challenges.
Exclusion carries significant risks to: operational efficiency; social license to operate; supply chain disruption; social and political stability; and overall economic health. By contrast, inclusivity: drives innovation; expands market opportunity; mitigates risk; improves operating environments; and promotes long-term growth.
We work with our customers to integrate human rights, inclusive supply chain practices, robust stakeholder and community engagement and transparent reporting into business practices. We increase understanding of, and collaboration around, key issues impacting inclusion tools and introduce strategies into core sustainability services.
Women are often vulnerable in global supply chains, often doing less skilled work than men and receiving (on average) 25%-30% less pay for the same work. Empowering women in the workplace not only delivers business improvements, but can also have a positive ripple effect, with women helping to improve lives in their community as they gain more life skills and confidence. Women also tend to invest increased earnings in their family’s health, nutrition and education.
We work with our customers to develop a comprehensive overview of their performance on women’s empowerment, set priorities and develop and execute a strategy that drives business success and women’s advancement.