Supporting Women’s Empowerment Principles

A result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the Women’s Empowerment Principles offer seven steps to guide business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Subtitled Equality Means Business, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and input gathered from across the globe. Rather than being prescriptive or a new initiative to which business is asked to subscribe, the Principles seek to point the way to best practice by elaborating the gender dimension of good corporate citizenship.

WMCZ is proud to have signed the Statement of Support for WEP and become one of the global signatories to the compact. The Principles are a voluntary framework and obviously require more than words to achieve their purposes. We think that WEP fits well with our existing and future approaches to supporting Gender Equality and assisting women in the workplace.

More information on WEP is available at http://weprinciples.org/Site/