Women’s Empowerment Principles

As a firm we are committed to the fight for gender equality, with 68% of our staff being women who benefit from labor flexibility when it comes to matters of maternity leave and academic leave. Furthermore, we have created a pro bono project called “Bolsa M”, a platform for women/mothers seeking flexible jobs to get in touch with companies and firms who provide such type of work.

As a result of our commitment to the cause, BRAGARD has signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The WEPs are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) to create a platform and framework of action for companies to promote gender equality and to signal their support for the overall goal of advancing and empowering women.

We commit ourselves to support the following principles:

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 nondiscrimination.

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.