WILAT partners UN Women to recognise Heforshe corporates
In pursuing WILAT Sri Lanka’s mission to empower women in Logistics and Transport, at the four year anniversary celebrations WILAT partnered with UN Women for the Heforshe movement to provide an opportunity and framework for corporates in the industry to demonstrate leadership on gender equality.
Heforshe is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of women initiated by UN Women. Its goal is to achieve equality by encouraging men as agents of change and act against negative inequalities faced by women. Gender inequality is an issue that affects everyone, socially, economically and politically.
Impact 10x10x10 engages key decision makers in governments, corporates, and universities around the world to drive change from the top. Impact Champions make gender equality an institutional priority by implementing the Heforshe Impact framework and developing the gamechanging commitments to advance and achieve gender equality for all. These leaders are committed to changing the world.
Accordingly, WILAT Sri Lanka took the bold step in Sri Lanka by inviting 10 top corporates to sign up the CEO Statement of Support and make a pledge towards this cause.
As part of its fifth year anniversary celebrations, it was decided to conduct a survey among these corporates and they were invited to take part in the ‘Heforshe Awards Survey’, to analyse their initiatives in the work place towards gender equality.
An independent panel of judges selected the organisations that in the view of judges; best demonstrates that its human resource functions are exceptionally committed to support gender equality and nondiscrimination. The questions were based on areas of Recruitment and Retention, Work/life Balance, Professional Development and Empowerment, Professional Conduct and Due Care, and Mentoring and Recognition.
Best corporates who have contributed towards empowerment of women were recognised under the categories Platinum, Gold and Silver.
The Platinum award was won by the Impact Champion John Keells Holdings PLC, while Gold and Silver awards were won by Unilever Sri Lanka and Mclarens Group respectively. The awards were given away by CILT International President Kevin Byrne, who was the Chief Guest for the fifth anniversary celebrations.
Impact Champion John Keells Holdings PLC - Platinum award
Impact Champion Unilever Sri Lanka - Gold award
Impact Champion Mclarens Group - Silver award