Nestlé has been recognised in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) for its transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality in the workplace.

The Bloomberg GEI 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 was included in this year’s index for scoring at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect a high level of disclosure and overall performance across the framework’s five pillars. Specifically, the GEI recognised that Nestlé had made significant progress in fostering an inclusive culture at the company and advancing gender pay and equal pay parity, and pro-woman brand.

Nestlé has taken some bold steps as part of its efforts to change the face of its workforce and build a more inclusive and diverse company.

In 2019, the company laid out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally by 2022. The same year, it published a new gender neutral Global Parental Support Policy, recognising that parental roles are not solely defined by gender.

In 2020, Nestlé signed the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Business and Disability Network Charter to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.

More recently, the company joined the World Economic Forum ‘Partnering for Racial Justice in Business’ initiative as a founding member. The aim is to use Nestlé’s voice to drive changes that root out institutional racism in business and society.

Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Head of Group Human Resources and Global Business Services, said: “Our inclusion in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index is a recognition of the progress we have made so far on gender balance, a key component of our approach to diversity and inclusion.

“It underlines our commitment to continue driving actions to make Nestlé an even more diverse and inclusive place to work.”

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