Nestlé today announces that it is part of the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). This index distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.
Diversity and inclusion are an integral part of Nestlé’s culture and the company is committed to working towards ensuring equal pay and to closing the gender pay gap. To support this, Nestlé has launched several programs over the past years such as flexible working options, childcare support, unconscious bias and gender training as well as mentoring and coaching for women. In addition to that, a new Nestlé Global Maternity Protection Policy granting all women and primary caregiver a minimum of 14 weeks’ paid maternity leave in June 2015.
"I am pleased to see that Nestlé is part of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Gender equality is a cause, that is important to me and which I am wholeheartedly committed to. Together with the support of all women and men of all generations we will create the society we want in the future – more inclusive, innovative, empowering, collaborative and agile", said Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Chief Human Resources Officer of Nestlé.
"We applaud Nestlé and the other 229 firms tracked by the index for their action to measure gender equality through the Bloomberg GEI framework,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the US 30% Club. “Nestlé’s GEI inclusion is a strong indicator to its employees, investors and industry peers alike that it is leading by example to advance ongoing efforts for a truly inclusive workplace."
Bloomberg’s standardized reporting framework offers public companies the opportunity to disclose information on how they promote gender equality across four separate areas – company statistics, policies, community engagement and products and services. Reporting companies that score above a globally-established threshold, based on the extent of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and policies, are included in the GEI.
Read more about the Gender-Equality Index.