The number of public Mexican companies participating in the Gender Equality Index (GEI) 2022 by Bloomberg this year it was increased to 10 out of the four that were already part of the reference.
Companies committed to the gender equality already part of the index are the financial institutions Banorte, Banregio, Quality, as well as self-service store chains Chedraui Y Walmart Mexico Y Central America (walmex).
In addition to air terminal operators, Pacific Airport Group, North Center Airport Group, as well as the Coca-Cola Bottler, the Mexican Multinational Economic Development (Femsa) and the real estate firm Vesta.
Some companies that already belonged to the index and that were again included in this issue are walmex, Coca-Cola FEMSA Y Banorte Financial Group.
In total, there are 418 companies operating at the 2022 Gender Equality Index, which together represent a market capitalization of $ 16 trillion and come from 45 countries and regions, Bloomberg said in a statement.
Some of the global companies that belong to the benchmark are:
- American Express
- Ford Motor
- Procter & Gamble
- The Coca-Cola
“This year, a record number of companies released their data using the GHG framework, an increase of 20% from the previous year. It demonstrates a growing commitment to gender equality and a recognition that the global business community can lead to meaningful change by committing to more transparent reporting and dissemination of social data, ”the statement said.
It also emphasized that communities benefit from the policies implemented by companies to promote gender equality, as 63% sponsor financial education programs for women and 65% promote programs focused on women education.
Peter T. Grauer, chairman of Bloomberg, explained that this measure recognizes companies that focus on a inclusive work environment, which supports the changing needs of employees and preserves the competitive strengths of gender diversity.
Julie Sweet, CEO and Managing Director of Accenture, believes that “programs, policies and practices are now benchmarks, but lasting change comes from creating a culture of equality in which everyone feels a part, accelerating 360˚ value creation for all interested parties. .”
The GEI “helps bring transparency to gender-related policies and practices in publicly traded companies around the world, increasing the breadth and depth of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data available to investors.”
The framework for qualifying companies is based on five axes: female leadership and talent channeling, salary equality and parity between men and women, inclusive culture, policies against sexual harassment and brand-favoring women. women.