Nestlé has today been recognized in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) for its transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. This underscores Nestlé’s efforts to empower women across its value chain and to provide equal opportunities to all its employees.
The GEI reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies and pro-women brand. Nestlé’s programs on diversity and inclusion continue to be industry-leading across the majority of these pillars.
“We are honored to be once again included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. It is a recognition of the bold steps we are taking towards advancing gender balance and making Nestlé an even more inclusive place to work. Recently, we launched a new Global Parental Support Policy, recognizing that parental roles are no longer solely defined along gender lines. The policy extends parental leave for primary caregivers from 14 weeks previously to 18 weeks fully paid, establishing a minimum of four weeks for secondary caregivers,” said Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Head of Group Human Resources at Nestlé.
Nestlé’s new Global Parental Support Policy builds on the company’s efforts to create a more inclusive workplace. Last year, Nestlé laid out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally by 2022.
Gender balance is a key component of Nestlé’s approach to diversity and inclusion. It is an integral part of Nestlé’s culture.