At the 3rd edition of the WEPs Brazil Awards Ceremony held this Monday (07), in São Paulo, Renault has been recognized with a gold trophy for its commitment to advancing women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in Brazil. This year, the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs Brazil) Forum awarded companies based on the Win-Win Program: Gender Equality means Good Business, an initiative of UN Women in partnership with the ILO and the European Union to promote gender equality through the private sector. Renault has already been recognized with the gold trophy in 2016.
“This achievement demonstrates we are on the right path. Renault strongly believes that workplace diversity is key to competitiveness”, said Douglas Pereira, HR director at Renault Brazil.
In order to promote gender diversity, in 2010 Renault launched Women@Renault, a comprehensive plan for improving the representation of women at all levels of the Company, through specific schemes enabling them to fulfill their potential.
“Since 2019, the percentage of women in the company’s workforce has increased by 77%. We are committed to improving it by implementing actions in line with the 7 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and continuously working to further diversity and inclusion”, adds Fernanda Stocco, Corporate Communications manager at Renault Brazil and one of the coordinators of the Women@Renault program in Brazil, together with Cynthia Tepedino, Supply Chain manager, Regina Souza, Dealership Network Development manager and Tatiane Mesquita, HR supervisor.
In addition to sponsoring and taking part in a number of forums and events to promote gender equality, Renault Brazil is signatory to HeforShe, the United Nations’ global solidarity movement for gender equality. The brand also puts into practice its inclusive workplace policy through its Renault Institute. For example, it backs Borda Viva Association, whose key pillars of activity include vocational training and income generation activities targeted at women who live at the Borda do Campo, an underprivileged community in the environs of Renault’s manufacturing site, in the city of São José dos Pinhais, state of Paraná.