Guyanese recruitment firm adopts UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

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Strategic Recruitment Solutions (SRS) has adopted the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as part of its commitment to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

CEO of SRS, Kerri Gravesande-Bart, said the company is delighted to sign up to these principles. “We will be implementing them with concrete actions such as to treat all women and men equally at work, respect and support human rights and non-discrimination, and hope to have them implemented by mid Q2 of 2022,” she said.

Sima Bahous

Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women congratulated SRS for taking the first step on their WEPs journey.

“We consider SRS a key partner in closing gender gaps in the workplace, marketplace and community and in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals,” she said.

For over a decade, the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) have helped companies accelerate gender equality and advance women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. With women representing half the world’s population yet remaining under-represented in business, the WEPs provide the necessary roadmap to break down barriers to women’s economic empowerment.

Sanda Ojiambo, UN Global Compact Executive Director welcomed SRS to the growing community of Signatories and thanked the company for using the WEPs as a guide on its journey to sustainability, to lead and shape the path towards a more equitable world where women and girls thrive.

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) guide businesses on how to promote gender equality and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Jointly established by the UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are underpinned by international labor standards and human rights and by the recognition that businesses have an important role in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Adopting the seven principles is the best way that business can deliver on the ambitions for gender equality and women’s empowerment as outlined in the 2020 Agenda on Sustainable Development and in the 17 SDGs.

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