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  • Writer's pictureCaterina Sullivan

How Can Your Business Achieve Goal 5: Gender Equality?

Updated: Nov 4, 2018

Over the coming weeks, we are celebrating the benefits of the Global Goals in understanding how your business can commit to sustainability. Today, we look at Goal 5: Gender Equality.

Goal 5: Gender Equality aims to ensure all women and girls around the world live lives free of discrimination, violence and persecution and have equal access to resources in order to live healthy, happy and prosperous lives.

One of the first steps to achieving Goal 5: Gender Equality is to develop a gender equality strategy. To develop your own gender equality strategy, contact the team at Strategic Sustainability Consultants today!

Here are a few other ideas to get you started on your way to achieving Goal 5 of the Global Goals:

  • ensure decision-making processes when it comes to personnel are transparent

  • implement a pay equity strategy to ensure men and women are being paid for equal work of equal value

  • implement blind-hiring practices to minimise the chance of gender discrimination when hiring

  • create a safe and supportive workplace, free of sexual harassment

  • create a family-friendly workplace including the possibility for flexible work hours where possible and opportunity to work from home if necessary for both mothers and fathers

  • as much as possible, promote women and men equally to leadership positions

Increasing the female participation rate in Australia's economy by 6% would lead to an 11% increase in GDP, according to a Goldman Sachs & JBWere report. Not only will ensuring gender equality in your business provide opportunities for further development of your business but it will positively contribute to the economy.

The final way of committing to the achievement of Goal 5 is through donating company profits to charities working on providing women and girls with the same opportunities as men to live healthy, happy and prosperous lives.

If you are interested in other ways in which your business can achieve Goal 5, contact us today!

This article was originally published on the Strategic Sustainability Consultants website.

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