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Is your company committed to advancing gender equality, but not sure where to start? Take the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool (WEPs Tool) today to assess your gaps and opportunities for improvement!
The WEPs Tool is:
- Grounded in the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and uses a global framework that has strong support from business, the UN, Governments, and civil society.
- Business driven and developed in consultation with more than 170 companies. The questions are based on real-life company practice, international standards and indicators.
- A free and strictly confidential online platform that helps companies assess current policies and programmes, highlight areas for improvement and identify opportunities to set future corporate goals and targets.
- User-friendly results are provided in a concise and clear format so companies can easily identify areas for improvement.
Use the WEPs Tool to:
- Assess your company’s strategic approach to gender equality
- Identify gaps and opportunities for continuous improvement
- Learn about best practices on gender equality globally
- Set concrete goals and targets, and measure progress over time
- Benchmark against peers and industry standards
- Leverage global gender equality resources to guide future actions
- Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals by investing in women and girls — Making Global Goals Local Business
Explore the first Global Trends Report taken from aggregate data from the WEPs Tool to see how businesses are advancing gender equality around the world.
The WEPs Tool was co-developed with UN Women, the IDB Invest and supported by the Governments of Japan and Germany, BSR, The Coca-Cola Company, Itaipu and KPMG.
“The WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool gives clear direction to what is considered good and we are definitely using the outcomes to advise us on our strategic direction and where we can make the most improvement. The results are instant, really easy to understand and the resources are extremely useful. The report can easily be taken out and transferred into a presentation that works with your reporting setup. Finally, we found that the tool provided a real opportunity to talk about gender equality with different teams across our organization.” — Emma Blagden Sustainability Executive, Corporate Branding and Communications, Swarovski
“Being a signatory to WEPs enabled us to set the boundaries of our gender equality approach. And now with this Gap Analysis Tool, we are able to pinpoint where exactly we need improvement and explore innovative solutions to support women employees. I think one of the best aspects of this Tool is about questioning our strategic approach to gender equality. It doesn’t only question the existence of a strategy, but it also asks whether we establish the link between gender issues and business outcomes. This is very important in terms of raising the awareness of companies about why they should invest in such issues. Gender equality should not be perceived as a CSR topic. It is purely about doing business.” —Ebru Dildar Edin Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking, Treasury and Project Finance Garanti Bank
“I am proud that BLC Bank’s endeavor to promote women in Lebanon has had national and international impact. Being a member of the WEPs Leadership Group and piloting the Gap Analysis Tool served to be rewarding experiences. Not only did the Tool highlight good practices, it also served as a guideline for actions to implement in our journey to achieving a holistic empowerment framework in a country like Lebanon where no such benchmark exists. Had we had access to such a tool when launching our We Initiative in 2012, our implementation time would have been shorter and more impactful. I invite my colleagues across the globe to embark on this journey of empowering women, and to do so with the structured approach this Tool presents.” Nadim Kassar Deputy Chairman and General Manager BLC Bank- Lebano
“Sumitomo Chemical was an early user of the Gap Analysis Tool to complete a self-assessment of our gender equality performance. The tool not only helped us in identifying areas for further enhancement, but using the tool created the opportunity to engage different departments in our organization on the topic. The tool allowed us to raise awareness internally, shed light on key drivers and evaluate opportunities to improve our environment. We found the Gap Analysis Tool to be useful, and we encourage companies to utilize it regardless of size or location.” - Yasuaki Sasaki Executive Officer, Human Resources Department Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.