Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

Transparency, Measuring and Reporting

  • Make public the company policies and implementation plan for promoting gender equality

  • Establish benchmarks that quantify inclusion of women at all levels

  • Measure and report on progress, both internally and externally, using data disaggregated by sex

  • Incorporate gender markers into ongoing reporting obligations


Company Examples

  • A mid-sized Israeli fashion company became the first of its size in Israel to voluntarily publicize a Social and Environmental Responsibility Report reflecting its commitment to gender equality.

  • A Spanish financial institution publicizes its commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion on its website and regularly undergoes external equality diagnostics validated by an autonomous government body.

  • A South African mining company includes a detailed breakdown of employment by gender and race per occupational level in its sustainability reporting.

  • Two Australian companies – one banking, one consulting – use the seven Women’s Empowerment Principles as a gender equality report guide.


WEPs Reporting Guidance

For guidance on how to report on gender equality and women's empowerment, please see the WEPs Reporting Guidance. The guidance offers practical advice on how to report on implementation of each of the seven Women’s Empowerment Principles. It provides general reporting approaches and specific examples of disclosures and performance indicators for each Principle. Importantly, the guidance aligns with established reporting frameworks that businesses use such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and can be integrated into business’ UN Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP).