The United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Established by UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Joe Cardini, President of Bristol, remarked: “Bristol is proud to announce that we have signed up to the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles. We will be ensuring that these principles are driven within our company, within our families and wherever we can outside of our organisation."
As further declared in Bristol's WEP profile: "Connect Vs Control" is the motto and ethos that Bristol Global Mobility lives and works to everyday, which signifies authentic connection with people rather than the control of them. It is this connection that we believe in all measures is representative of the incredible and important journey that UN WEP are engaged in, and why we as a company are so excited to be part of the strides to make the present day and future better for everyone. In this the complete, unwavering equality of all can be the only conclusion.
Below are the seven principles that Bristol will make great efforts to drive towards. In many respects we live up to them already. By listing them below we hereby re-affirm our commitment and we ask that everyone within Bristol know these principles, live them and in every possible way help us achieve the most important goal we can aim for, equality.
Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
Principle 2: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and non-discrimination
Principle 3: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
Principle 4: Promote education, training and professional development for women
Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
Principle 6: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.
For more information on the United Nations WEP, including how YOU can get involved, please visit here: https://www.weps.org/about