Gender Equality in Codes of Conduct Guidance

This BSR(Business for Social Responsibility) Guidance was developed to address this weakness in codes of conduct by offering a gender-sensitive analysis of codes of conduct principles—with a primary focus on women—and making recommendations on how companies can strengthen their clauses to promote gender equality in the workplace, with a specific focus on developing and emerging markets-based supply chains.The Guidance, is structured around two main sections:

  • Traditional issues found in codes related to conditions of employment and employment-related benefits and rights (what we identify as being the most widespread clauses in codes of conducts);
  • Relevant gender issues that are not generally included in codes of conduct but are linked with many core issues addressed by codes.

Authors: Maria Pontes and Magali Barraja

Source: BSR

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