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Implement UN Women's Empowerment Principles .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Implement UN Women's Empowerment Principles
  • Topic: Gender equality and women's empowerment
  • Location: Global organisational commitment
  • Date of completion: 2014-08-01
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  • Keywords: gender, equality, empowerment, business
Linden Edgell, Global Sustainability Program Director,

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Description/achievement of initiative

Greater gender equality within our global organisation, and through our supply chain. Also the opportunity to influence our clients in our role as global sustainability consultants

Implementation methodologies

ERM's Sustainability Advisory Committee has established a Diversity Awareness Initiative, which will include an action plan to implement the WEP throughout the global organisation in 40 offices and 140 countries. KPIs and targets have been established as part of our sustainability program, which includes those relating to gender equality. We are also reporting to GRI requirements on gender as part of our sustainability reporting.


Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Deliverable Date
WEP Action plan developed 2012
Diversity Awareness Initiative implemented 2012
Reporting on KPIs and targets relating to progress on gender equality 2013
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Diversity Awareness task force, HR specialists across the globe implement program
In-kind contribution support of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Environment Program
Other, please specify program costs, once initiative finalised

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