About the Women's Empowerment Principles

The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a joint initiative of UN Global Compact and UN Women, were developed in 2010 to provide a holistic framework to empower women and girls in the workplace, marketplace, and community. The seven WEPs Principles, are based on real-life business practice, and seek to elaborate the gender dimension of corporate sustainability, the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles and broader UN Goals and Values, such as the Sustainable Development Goals. The formal mechanism for company engagement is through the WEPs CEO Statement of Support.

Nearly 2,000 CEOs from around the world have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs and committed to continuous leadership and improvement on gender equality. The WEPs have the support of hundreds of business leaders from around the world and have inspired business to scale up action, investment, innovation, and employment to advance gender equality in their workforce, supply chains, and communities.

To learn more about the WEPs and sign the CEO Statement visit: www.empowerwomen.org/en/weps/about.

The Principles

Leadership Promotes Gender Equality

Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Nondiscrimination

Health, Safety and Freedom from Violence

Education and Training

Enterprise Development, Supply Chain and Marketing Practices

Community Leadership and Engagement

Transparency, Measuring and Reporting