Empowering Women at Work

Policies and practices for gender equality in supply chains

This document was prepared as part of a series of publications on key stakeholders’ illustrative practices on gender equality at work under the EU, UN Women and ILO project “Empowering women at work through responsible business conduct in G7 countries”. The report, based on secondary research, analyses international and regional trends in responsible supply chain management from a gender perspective. It also provides 23 illustrative practices of what companies can do to empower women workers in their supply chains. This report focuses on six critical areas: ensuring equal opportunity in employment and occupation; achieving equal pay; preventing and eliminating violence and harassment; establishing a healthy work–life balance and supporting workers’ care needs; promoting women in business and management roles; and investing in a decent future of work.