• OR becomes a UN Women signatory company

    DATE: 01/19/2022

    Published by: OR

    OR is proud to announce that at the end of 2021 it was approved as a signatory company of UN Women’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP’s).

    UN Women was established in 2010 to unite, strengthen, and expand worldwide efforts to defend women’s human rights. In the same year, in partnership with the Global Compact, the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP’s) were created, which through real business practices and information collected from around the world, guide companies on how to empower women.

    The Women Empowerment Principles, or WEP’s, are a set of principles that aim at promoting gender equality and female empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community. By being approved as a signatory company in the WEPs community, OR signals its commitment to this agenda, promoting assertive actions to empower women to perform their work.

    It is worth remembering that last year OR launched the Diversity and Inclusion Policy, formalizing the first step towards the commitment to internally represent the plurality of our society. Throughout 2021, the company carried out actions that reinforce and encourage respect and inclusion in its environments, among them we can highlight the chats about harassment among women at building sites, with the incentive to use the ethics line channel in cases of harassment, and the hiring of women for positions that were often held only by men.

    Another important point in the commitment to diversity and female empowerment is the composition of management positions in the OR, 47.2% of the total is held by women. “For us at OR, diverse teams stimulate creativity, competitiveness, results, and engagement. Everyone wants to work in a safe and welcoming place, which is why we value actions that strengthen our personal identity, respectful dialogue, and promote equity and inclusion in our environments. “Cristiane Giansante, Director of People, Communication, and Planning, commented.

    As a signatory company of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP’s) of UN Women, OR takes an important step in the pursuit of gender equality and in fulfilling its commitment to diversity and inclusion within the company.

    “At OR we are convinced that women and men are eligible for any opportunity. Our commitment, as a leader, is to offer the working conditions and incentives for those who have the motivation and ability to perform to have access to these opportunities. Today in my direct team I have three women leading important fronts at OR, and we have formed a new generation of young people that reflects this commitment,” says OR’s LN, Eduardo Pedreira.

    Check out the 7 Principles of Female Empowerment below:

    1- Establish gender-sensitive corporate leadership;

    2- Treat all women and men fairly at work, respecting and supporting human rights and non-discrimination;

    3- Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men who work in the company;

    4- Promote education, training and professional development for women;

    5- Support women entrepreneurship and promote women empowerment policies through supply chains and marketing;

    6- Promote gender equality through community and social activism initiatives; and

    7- Measure, document and publish the company’s progress in promoting gender equity.

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