P&G Philippines Wins UN Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards as Champion for an Inclusive Workplace

Manila, Philippines, October 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines wins the highest award for the Inclusive Workplace category in the prestigious United Nations Awards for Women’s Empowerment Principles (UN WEPs) in The Philippines.

Equality and Inclusion Group Photo 2019

(PRNewsfoto/Procter & Gamble Philippines)

(PRNewsfoto/Procter & Gamble Philippines)

Recognition is given to Asia Pacific companies and companies that have demonstrated exemplary adoption of relevant gender inclusive measures in the workplace. This can include innovative approaches for equal recruitment and development, accelerated 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 meet unequal care load, meeting the specific needs of female and male employees, support to provide flexible working arrangements and promote women’s career development and leadership.

The company has been recognized for its industry-leading policies, inclusive programs and fair practices through its We See Equal program.

“For P&G, we are committed to walking the talk. We have boldly changed our policy to go beyond what is standard and mandatory. Our industry-leading Shared Care Policy removes gender bias in a company-wide paid parental leave policy as we recognize that caring for family and home is gender neutral It is a shared responsibility It also leads to a positive change in perceptions around parenting roles and outdated stereotypes that women are the only primary full-time caregivers in the early stages of a child’s life,” said Anna Legarda-Locsindirector of communications for P&G Philippines.

Share the Care is P&G’s industry-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 opportunity to care and bond with biological or adopted children new to their family. New fathers are now allowed to share and support caregiving duties beyond the standard 7 days mandated by Philippine law. The revolutionary parental leave program applies to all employees who welcome new children into their families, regardless of gender or marital status.

In addition to industry-leading policies, P&G enables equal opportunity and access for women and men through inclusive programs led by employees, enabled by HR, and sponsored by leaders.

P&G’s intent to foster and enable equal opportunity and access for women to demonstrate merit and succeed in the workplace has led to more equal gender representation. P&G’s current workforce is a good balance of 53% women and 47% men, with leadership levels at 54% women, up from 40% previously.

The UN WEPs Awards are organized by WeEmpowerAsia, a European Union-funded program of UN Women, which promotes women’s participation and leadership in the workplace, marketplace and community. UN Women is the United Nations agency for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

“There is a real opportunity and 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 the barriers that prevent its advancement.” Added Legarda-Locsin.

SOURCEProcter & Gamble Philippines

Mara R. Wilmoth