Ework has signed the Women Empowerment principles (WEPs) and are now a member of a community of companies that have committed to making a difference for gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.
“By signing the WEPs, we would like to encourage other organizations throughout the world to make this a mission on their agenda too. By achieving an equal, diverse and inclusive work environment for everybody, I am confident that we will contribute to a better future for generations to come.” Says Karin Schreil, CEO of Ework Group
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are established by UN Global Compact and UN Women. The WEPs are informed by international labor and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
WEPs are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By joining the WEPs community, you commit to foster business practices that empower women. These include equal pay for work of equal value, gender-responsive supply chain practices and zero tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace.
Ework signed the WEPs in march 2023 as the 28 th company in Sweden. Globally over 7,700 companies like Ford Motor Company, First Global Bank Limited, Electrolux and H&M Hennes and Mauritz, have signed the WEPs and are working to support the empowerment of Women.