Panama Ports Company joins companies committed to the principles of women’s empowerment (WEPs)
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of principles that provide guidance to companies on how to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
Established by the United Nations Global Compact and UN Women, WEPs are based on international labor and human rights standards and are based on the recognition that companies have an interest and responsibility in gender equality and the empowerment of women. They are an important vehicle for delivering corporate results in the gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
By joining the WEP community, the company expresses a goodwill commitment to the gender agenda at the highest levels of the company and works collaboratively in multi-stakeholder networks to foster business practices that promote equality and empowerment of women. These include equal pay for work of equal value, inclusive supply chain practices, fostering training and opportunities for women, and zero tolerance against sexual harassment in the workplace, among others.
In Panama, The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) has been in place for 2 years and this year 8 new members joined this global community that impacts gender ecosystems at the local, regional and regional levels. global, these are: Banco Nacional de Panamá, Cervecería Nacional de Panamá, Franquicias Panameñas, Phillips Panamá, Terpel Panamá Grupo Shahani, Nestlé Panamá, and Panama Ports Company.
With this adhesion, PPC will be a key partner in generating efforts, alliances and, above all, in promoting equality and empowering women in order to generate structural changes in an integral way the organization.
Equality and non-discrimination are fundamental human rights and gender equality is the essential basis for achieving more sustainable development and societies. Women represent the breadwinner of millions of families and communities, so empowering them carries the possibility of them reaching a greater degree of prosperity.
PPC is fully committed to enhancing gender equality not only in its ports, but must also transcend our supply chain, stakeholders and the communities where we live and operate to bring about the changes the world needs today. These efforts should not only be applied in the workplace but also everywhere. We truly believe that the gender equality gap needs to be closed, simply because it’s the right thing to do for everyone and it’s the right thing to do for companies.