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IFF Strengthens Commitment to Gender Parity, Adopts UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and Pledges to Achieve EDGE Certification Globally
IFF (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF) (TASE:IFF), a leading innovator of taste, scent, and nutrition, solidified its commitment to gender parity and women’s empowerment by emboldening internal practices and working with global partners to complement ongoing efforts to increase equality within its world-wide footprint.
The Company has pledged to adopt the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (“the Principles”), a set of seven tenets to advance and empower women and provide equal treatment in the workplace, marketplace and community. A collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles offer guidance for companies to affect change in the way they do business.
Having recently earned certification from the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) for its business in
“From the communities where we do business to the executive offices, IFF is working to ensure full gender parity in our enterprise practices,” said IFF CEO and Chairman
With 38% of its global workforce composed of female employees and a 2% pay gap in favor of women in the U.S., the Company is consistently advancing on its commitment to provide greater opportunities for inclusion through dedicated actions that promote equality and parity with employees as well as through community outreaches in conjunction with partners and peers. The Company has:
- Formalized and launched the employee-powered diversity & inclusion vision and mission
Established Women@IFF employee resource groups starting in 2014, dedicated to promoting education, training and professional development in support of women, at local sites throughout the regions; IFF EVP and General Counsel
Anne Chwatis the executive sponsor of the program
Partnered with other global organizations to execute Vetiver Together, a pilot program assisting 450 small-scale vetiver farmers in
Haitito increase food security and income diversification while supporting women’s empowerment efforts and environmental conservation
- Sponsored three READ India centers specifically designed to empower women and girls by providing educational and skill development programs in rural areas.
“This new era of IFF calls for us to challenge the expected and create what’s next together,” continued Mr. Fibig. “Our diverse and expansive corporate community is uncompromising when it comes to ethically and inclusively making a difference in this world. We are excited about our progress but impassioned about what our future holds.”
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At IFF (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF) (TASE:IFF), we’re using Uncommon Sense to create what the world needs. As a collective of unconventional thinkers and creators, we put science and artistry to work to create unique and unexpected scents, tastes, experiences and ingredients for the products our world craves. Learn more at iff.com, Twitter ,
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