Communication on Progress - 2015/16

Participant
Published
  • 2016/06/08
Time period
  • April 2015  –  March 2016
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Format
  • Part of an annual (financial) report
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
Women's Empowerment
  • The COP describes policies and practices related to supporting women's empowerment and advancing gender equality in the community
  • Designing community stakeholder engagements that are free of gender discrimination/stereotyping and sensitive to gender issues

  • Ensuring female beneficiaries of community programmes

  • Other established or emerging best practices

    Aitken Spence PLC works to empower all community members without gender bias by facilitating opportunities for local suppliers and employment opportunities for community members, enabling access to education and many other efforts.

  • Gender impact assessments or consideration of gender-related impacts as part of its social and/or human rights impact assessments

  • Community initiatives specifically targeted at the empowerment of women and girls

  • Strategies to ensure that community investment projects and programmes (including economic, social and environmental) positively impact women and girls

  • Strategies to ensure that community investment projects and programmes (including economic, social and environmental) include the full participation of women and girls

  • No practice for this criterion has been reported

  • Any relevant policies, procedures, and activities that the company plans to undertake by its next COP to address this area, including goals, timelines, metrics, and responsible staff

  • The COP describes policies and practices related to supporting women's empowerment and advancing gender equality in the workplace
  • Achieving and maintaining gender equality in senior management and board positions

  • Achieving and maintaining gender equality in middle management positions

  • Equal pay for work of equal value

  • Support for pregnant women and those returning from maternity leave

  • Recruitment and retention, including training and development, of female employees

  • Education and training opportunities for women workers

  • Creating and maintaining workplace awareness of gender equality and, inclusion and non-discrimination for all workers

  • Flexible work options

  • Access to child and dependent care

  • Gender-specific health and safety issues

  • Gender-based violence and harassment

  • Mentoring and sponsorship opportunities for women workers

  • No practice for this criterion has been reported

  • Other established or emerging best practices

  • Any relevant policies, procedures, and activities that the company plans to undertake by its next COP to address this area, including goals, timelines, metrics, and responsible staff

  • The COP contains or refers to sex-disaggregated data
  • Achieving and maintaining gender equality in senior management and board positions

  • Equal pay for work of equal value

  • Recruitment and retention, including training and development, of female employees

  • Education and training opportunities for women workers

  • Creating and maintaining workplace awareness of gender equality and, inclusion and non-discrimination for all workers

  • Achieving and maintaining gender equality in middle management positions

  • Flexible work options

  • Access to child and dependent care

  • Support for pregnant women and those returning from maternity leave

  • Gender-specific health and safety issues

  • Gender-based violence and harassment

  • Mentoring and sponsorship opportunities for women workers

  • No practice for this criterion has been reported

  • Other established or emerging best practices

  • Any relevant policies, procedures, and activities that the company plans to undertake by its next COP to address this area, including goals, timelines, metrics, and responsible staff

  • The COP describes policies and practices related to supporting women's empowerment and advancing gender equality in the marketplace
  • Other established or emerging best practices

    Aitken Spence champions local purchasing to enable income generation for local suppliers without gender bias. Many local businesses are run by families with a prominent role played by female members. Aitken Spence Hotels have a local purchasing policy.

  • Supplier diversity programme

  • Composition of supplier base by sex

  • Support for women business owners and women entrepreneurs

  • Supplier monitoring and engagement on women's empowerment and gender equality including promotion of the Women's Empowerment Principles to suppliers

  • Gender-sensitive marketing

  • Gender-sensitive product and service development

  • No practice for this criterion has been reported

  • Any relevant policies, procedures, and activities that the company plans to undertake by its next COP to address this area, including goals, timelines, metrics, and responsible staff