Uruguay XXI joins global efforts to promote gender equality in the business world

The agency signed up for WEP’s commitment to implement policies and practices to address achieving gender equality in business leadership.
Publication date: 08/03/2024

In Uruguay, the landscape of exporting companies reflects a notable gender inequality in senior management and ownership positions, according to data revealed by Uruguay XXI in the report “Economic Importance of Women in Export Activities in Uruguay,” carried out in collaboration with the Center for Economic Research (CINVE) and UN Women

In the framework of a new commemoration of International Women’s Day, Uruguay XXI announces its adherence to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), affirming its commitment to building an equal and fair working environment.

Adherence to the WEPs is crucial to implementing inclusive policies and practices that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in business.

Introduced in 2010 by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the WEPs are based on international labor and human rights standards and the recognition that business has an interest and responsibility in gender equality and women’s empowerment.

With this adhesion, Uruguay XXI also invites business leaders to follow the principles as a guide to establish actions in their workplaces, business development, and the community, which will benefit both their companies and society. The agency is also committed to using sex-disaggregated data in its sustainability reports to communicate its progress to all stakeholders.