Let’s start using global gender equality policy in companies.
How do you benchmark your Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) efforts?
The diversity & inclusion and corporate social responsibility conversations have never been buzzing more than in 2020. More companies are aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create more sustainable business practices and workplaces. With this alignment came an enhanced focus on gender equality, SDG 5.
For decades, international policy measures backed by most United Nations member states have existed that can help you benchmark and safeguard your efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace environment. It is time for private sector multinationals, startups, and local businesses to come together for gender equality in the workplace.
The policy is in place. Why not start using it at your company today?
We’re on a mission to help the private sector lead where governments are lagging. By incorporating United Nations policy into your diversity and inclusion programs, you set an example for the international community, your employees, and your customers.
Welcome to Companies for CEDAW
Launched in 2020, Companies for CEDAW was inspired by our previous work on The Cities for CEDAW campaign, a U.S.-based grassroots effort that provides tools and leadership to empower local women’s organizations and municipalities to effectively initiate CEDAW within their city, county or state. Led by the Women’s Intercultural Network in partnership with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York, Cities for CEDAW proved when institutions and people come together, change is in order.
Bringing CEDAW and other gender equality policy to companies is a way to bridge the international policy sphere with the private sector to ensure we are working partners in gender equality.
The SDGs: Benchmarking for Sustainability
The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation.
In 2019, the pact released an SDG tracking tool for companies that want to benchmark their sustainable development efforts, signaling that the movement for more inclusive and sustainable workplaces is now. We want to help you do the same with custom gender equality solutions.