Gender diversity in the work force
Holcim Philippines, Inc. is looking to strengthen programs that attract more women in the company, believing that a diverse workforce is a driver of innovation and business growth. Women, such as this group in its Bulacan plant, currently comprise 20% of the company’s workforce. Holcim Philippines plans to increase its female workforce to 30% by 2030 by strengthening policies and putting up additional infrastructure and facilities that cater to women.
“We want to make sure that we have these essentials in our offices and plants so we have the right environment to welcome women and nurture their potential,” said Holcim Philippines President and CEO Sapna Sood, the first female head of a cement company in the country. “We believe that doing so helps our company in its goal to help the Philippines build better with certainty,” she explained. Aside from strong compliance with laws and regulations applicable to women in the workplace, Holcim Philippines also provides additional maternity benefits on top of what is legally required. Holcim Philippines is committed to promoting an inclusive environment for everyone, where there are equal opportunities for women, who have the right skills, values, and mindsets. “Now is the right time to push greater gender diversity in workplaces,” declared Sood. “Every woman can excel in any field that they choose, even in masculine industries like the cement manufacturing and construction.”