VEVEY, Switzerland – Nestlé has been recognized in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fifth consecutive year. The company scored 78.5%, above the average index score of 73%. The GEI measures gender equality in over 70 metrics across five pillars – leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and external brand (i.e., how the company supports gender equality outside the company).
“We are pleased our efforts to advance gender balance in our workforce and empower women across our value chain have been recognized once again.
We strongly believe that taking action to ensure women’s equal participation in society is not only the right thing to do; it also supports better decision-making, founded on a more inclusive culture that enhances innovation and increases job satisfaction among employees.
Gender equity is an ongoing journey. We will continue to prioritize it across our business on the path to gender parity,” said Béatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Head of Group Human Resources and Global Business Services.
Nestlé is accelerating efforts to advance gender balance in the company, and continues to put policies, initiatives, and projects in place to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and culture.
Currently, 45% of its managerial positions are held by women and the company continues to work toward gender parity at all management levels.
Nestlé has also committed to increase the number of women in its top 200+ senior executive positions to 30% by end-2022. It will report progress on this goal in its Creating Shared Value and Sustainability Report 2022.
The company is also promoting gender equity within its supply chain, particularly in the agricultural communities it sources from.