Celebrating International Women's Day!
By Mahima Chandra Global Lead – CSR
Commitment to Gender Equity: Celebrating International Women's Day 2023 and Beyond
As an organization, we understand that celebrating International Women's Day in 2023 may seem out of place. After all, the Charter of the United Nations affirmed the principle of equality between women and men over 76 years ago, in 1945. However, the reality is that gender equity is an ongoing journey.
We remain committed to prioritizing gender balance across our business and accelerating our efforts to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and culture. We constantly implement policies, initiatives, and projects to ensure equal participation and opportunities for women in our company.
We believe that gender equality is not just a basic human right, but also a precondition for sustainable development. Our recruitment process provides equal opportunities for all, and we protect the privacy of all our employees. We have zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment and strive to create a workplace where everyone feels included and valued.
Empowering women is a key part of our approach, and we aim to ensure that women feel supported, valued, and respected in our company. We are actively working towards gender-balanced leadership, increasing the proportion of women in managerial positions, including our most senior executive posts positions .
To ensure equal opportunities for men and women in our organization, we provide DE&I trainings that raise awareness and uproot deep-rooted attitudes that can lead to systemic gender bias. We also conduct regular equal pay assessments to ensure that men and women performing comparable jobs are paid equitably.
Although there is still much to accomplish, we are proud to see that progress is being made, and we are committed to continuing on this journey. We believe that getting everyone's buy-in is essential to achieving gender balance and appreciate its strategic dimension. With a united effort and commitment, we can achieve true gender equity and celebrate International Women's Day for the right reasons.