P&G Philippines wins UN Women’s Empowerment Principles Award – Manila Bulletin

Advocate for gender inclusive workplaces

Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines wins the highest honor for the Gender Integral Workplace category in the prestigious United Nations Women’s Empowerment Award (UN WEPs) in the Philippines.

Recognition is awarded to businesses and companies in Asia-Pacific that have demonstrated exemplary adoption of relevant gender mainstreaming measures 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 leading-edge policies, inclusive programs and fair practices as part of its We See Equal program.

“For P&G, beyond simply saying that we are advocating for gender inclusion in our workplace, we are committed to turning words into action. We have boldly changed the policy to go beyond what is standard and mandatory. For example, our industry-leading Share the Care policy removes gender bias in a company-wide paid parental leave policy, as we recognize that taking care of family and home has no meaning. sex. It is a shared responsibility. It is also leading to a positive change in perceptions about parenting roles and outdated stereotypes that women are the only person caring for them full time in the early stages of a child’s life, ”he said. said 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 eight weeks of fully paid parental leave and gives all types of parents an equal chance to care and bond. with biological or adopted children new to their families. New fathers are now allowed to share and support caregiving duties beyond the standard seven 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. During this time, biological or adoptive mothers continue to benefit from the 105 calendar days of fully paid maternity leave.

Along with leading industry policies, P&G enables equal opportunity and access for women and men through inclusive employee-led, HR, and leadership-sponsored programs. It supports fair practices, especially in traditionally male-dominated work environments such as manufacturing, sales and IT.

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 at all levels. P & G’s current workforce consists of a healthy gender balance of 53% women and 47% men, with leadership levels at 54% women, up from 40%.

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.

“Employers have a critical role to play in promoting gender equality and inclusion in the workplace and in society. Now is the time to do it. 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.



Mara R. Wilmoth