Cemex has announced its commitment to gender equality by becoming a signatory to the UN Women and UN Global Compact’s Women’s Empowerment Principles.
The WEPs, along with the company’s existing diversity and inclusion guidelines, serve as further guidance to promote equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community. The firm believes that women’s empowerment benefits not only individuals but also society as a whole, allowing for economic and social growth, as well as healthy competition.
“At Cemex, we value diversity in our workforce; the integration of people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences makes the company stronger,” said Fernando A. González, CEO. “Diversity is what makes us more competitive and resilient and enables us to adapt to an ever-changing global environment. We are satisfied that our efforts to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment are aligned with the WEPs.”
The seven WEPs are: High-Level Corporate Leadership; Treat all Women and Men Fairly at Work without Discrimination; Employee Health, Well-Being and Safety; Education and training for gender equality; Enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices; Community initiatives and advocacy; and Measurement and Reporting.
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