PROCTER & Gamble (P&G) Philippines has won the highest honor in the Gender Mainstreaming Workplace category in the prestigious United Nations Women’s Empowerment Awards (UN WEPs) in the Philippines.
The recognition is awarded to companies and companies in Asia-Pacific that have demonstrated exemplary adoption of relevant measures integrating gender equality 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.
“For P&G, beyond simply saying that we stand for gender inclusion in our workplace, we are committed to putting 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 the gender bias in a company-wide paid parental leave policy, as we recognize that looking after family and home is genderless. ”Said Anna Legarda-Locsin, director of communications for P&G.
Share the Care is P&G’s leading global paid parental leave program 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 seven days prescribed by Philippine law.