Nestlé to increase female senior positions by 2022
22 March 2019
On March 8 during International Women’s Day, the discussion around the percentage of women in key executive positions formed a key topic of discussion, including within the food & beverage industry.
This week, Nestlé has laid out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally. This underscores Nestlé’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for everyone at the company. The company has made progress in recent years in increasing the number of women in managerial positions, with 43 percent of these roles held now by women.
With its Gender Balance Acceleration Plan, Nestlé will put further emphasis on increasing the proportion of women in the group’s top 200 senior executive positions from around 20 percent currently to 30 percent by 2022. This is another step in Nestlé’s journey towards gender parity.
Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, says: “It is simply the right thing to do. We believe that a more diverse workforce with more women at the top will reinforce our inclusive culture and make Nestlé an even better company. We are setting measurable goals to hold ourselves accountable. We know that improving gender balance will lead to better decisions, stronger innovation and higher employee satisfaction.”
Nestlé has embedded gender balance in all its Human Resources practices. The company was recently included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Nestlé is now building on this momentum and setting new goals to drive further action, says the company.
Published by FoodIngredientsFirst on March 8, 2019