Diversity and inclusion are an integral part of Nestlé’s culture and it is committed to working towards ensuring equal pay and to closing the gender pay gap. To support this, Nestlé has launched several programs over the past years, such as flexible working options, childcare support, unconscious bias training, mentoring and coaching for women. In the U.S. in 2016, it launched a new Nestlé Parent Support Policy, which offers primary caregivers – men and women – up to 14 weeks of paid leave and an additional 12 weeks of unpaid leave following the birth or adoption of a newborn child.
“I am pleased to see that Nestlé is part of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. It is a cause that is important to me and which I am wholeheartedly committed to. We must work together with the support of all women and men of all generations in order to create the society we want in the future – more inclusive, innovative, empowering, collaborative and agile”, said Beatrice Guillaume-Grabisch, Chief Human Resources Officer of Nestlé.
“Women have played critical roles in Nestlé’s success since our earliest days, and we’re continuing to work today to create a culture where women can thrive and grow,” said Judy Cascapera, Chief People Officer for Nestlé USA. “Our teams have made incredible strides during our U.S. business transformation. For example, salaried employees have reached a 1:1 gender pay equity at Nestlé USA, other operating companies are undertaking similar analyses to ensure equity. Further, in hiring talent for our new Arlington headquarters in 2018, we increased the proportion of women hired for management roles by more than 50 percent.”
“We applaud Nestlé and the other 229 firms tracked by the index for their action to measure gender equality through the Bloomberg GEI framework,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club. “Nestlé’s GEI inclusion is a strong indicator to its employees, investors and industry peers alike that it is leading by example to advance ongoing efforts for a truly inclusive workplace.”
Bloomberg’s standardized reporting framework offers public companies the opportunity to disclose information on how they promote gender equality across four separate areas – company statistics, policies, community engagement and products and services. Reporting companies that score above a globally-established threshold, based on the extent of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and policies, are included in the GEI.
Read more about the GEI: https://www.bloomberg.com/company/announcements/2019-bloomberg-gender-equality-index