Firms receive UN Women awards for advancing gender equality

28-Nov-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Nine Vietnamese companies recognised for their policies and practices to advance gender equality in the workplace and society have received the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards in Ha Noi on Thursday.

TH Group won the Leadership Commitment Award, Unilever Vietnam won the Gender-Inclusive Workplace Award, while Friesland Campina Vietnam won the Gender-Responsive Marketplace Award. Nestle Vietnam earned the Community and Industry Engagement Award, while Sao Thai Duong received the COVID-19 Action Award.

The UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards, which is organised through the European Union-funded WeEmpowerAsia programme, honours companies driving progress for gender equality in Vietnam in line with the country’s Gender Equality Law.

Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council (VWEC), Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh, who is a member of the judging panel and the awards organising committee, highlighted the multi-dimensional benefits of gender diversity and the WEPs.

“Boosting gender-inclusive employment and career promotion opportunities in the workplace, supply chain and community makes business sense and will help raise corporate performance, increases innovation and bring long-term value to us all. Gender equality is the foundation for sustainable growth and the prosperity of our economies.”

Representative of UN Women in Vietnam, Elisa Fernandez Saenz, said: “The WEPs Awards offers business leaders and companies a unique opportunity to be recognised for their leadership to advance gender equality and make their efforts visible amongst their customers, employees and partners, and inspire others to take action for wider impact.”

The event was part of a series of WEPs Awards ceremonies held in the Asia Pacific region. Five first-place winners in Vietnam will qualify for the regional competition in December held by UN Women for the first time in the Asia-Pacific in Thailand.

The nine firms included TH Group, Unilever Vietnam, BRG Group, Nestle Vietnam and Friesland Campina Vietnam, Saigon Food JSC, Hien Le Group, Phu Nhuan Jewellery Joint Stock Company (PNJ) and Sunstar JSC.


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