Ebborn Law wishes to express support for advancing equality between men and women to:
- Bring the broadest pool of talent to our endeavours
- Further our companies’ competitiveness;
- Meet our corporate responsibility and sustainability commitments;
- Model behaviour within Ebborn Law that reflects the society we would like for our employees, fellow citizens and families;
- Encourage economic and social conditions that provide equal opportunities for women and men, girls and boys; and
- Foster sustainable development in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Equal treatment of women and men is not just the right thing to do – it is also good for business. The full participation of women in our enterprises and in the larger community makes sound business sense now and in the future. A broad concept of sustainability and corporate responsibility that embraces women’s empowerment as a key goal will benefit us all. The following seven steps of the Women’s Empowerment Principles will help us realise these opportunities:
1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality.
2. Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination.
3. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers.
4. Promote education, training and professional development for women.
5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.
6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.
7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.
We encourage business leaders to join us and use these Principles as guidance for actions that we can all take in the workplace, marketplace and community to empower women and benefit our companies and societies. We will strive to use sex-disaggregated data in our sustainability reporting to communicate our progress to our own stakeholders.
Employees of Ebborn Law