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Procter & Gamble commits to bold action to drive Gender Equality across Asia Pacific, Middle-East and Africa

 

Declarations announced at P&G and UN Women #WeSeeEqual Gender Equality summit that saw participation from global equality advocates Indra Nooyi and Bonang Matheba.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, at its third annual #WeSeeEqual summit for the region. Hosted virtually for the first time, the event saw distinguished advocates and personalities from private and public sectors come together to address the challenges of gender and women’s equality, which have been severely impacted by the pandemic.

Built on the theme ‘#Unsaid and #Undone’, the summit brought together leading voices on Gender Equality to challenge the current discourse and commit to the actions needed for progress. P&G President for Asia Pacific, Middle East and AfricaMagesvaran Suranjan, announced the following declarations:

  • P&G will educate more than 30 million adolescent girls on puberty and hygiene across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, through its Always and Whisper ‘Keeping Girls in School’ program over the next three years.
  • P&G is committed to spending a cumulative total of $200 million US dollars by deliberately working with women-owned businessesacross the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region, by 2025.
  • P&G is introducing‘Share the Care’, a new parental leave policy in the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa region. Under its new ‘Share the Care’ program, all new parents will be entitled to a minimum of 8 weeks’ fully paid leave, with an additional 6 weeks’ recovery leave for birth mothers.
  • P&G is committed to achieve a 50-50 gender balance across its management workforcein Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa by the end of calendar year 2022.

In the Philippines, the current P&G workforce in the cities of Cabuyao and Taguig has already achieved more than 50% gender balance, having 54% of the female employees working in the top management level. The Share the Care policy has also been launched locally last January which is a groundbreaking and industry-leading change as the Philippine law only mandates 7 days for paternity leave.

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