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Equileap publishes ranking of over 3000 firms based on 19 gender equality criteria; only 6 firms report no gender pay gap

Author: Equileap, Published on: 11 April 2017

Equileap, an organisation set up to accelerate progress toward gender equality at work, is issuing the first cross-sector ranking showing for the first time how the world's top public companies, across all sectors and countries, perform on gender equality.

It is part of a new tool-kit designed to cut the 118 years it is estimated it will take for equality to be achieved at present rates of change. This includes: 

  • The 2017 Gender Equality: Global Report & Ranking, presenting the Top 200 Companies key findings on gender equality, as well as detailed insights per country and per sector;
  • Company Reports, custom made documents with detailed information and aggregated figures on individual companies;
  • The Family of Equileap Gender Equality Indices (Global, US and Europe) designed to track best performing companies in terms of gender equality. These indices will be used both as benchmarks and underlyings of various financial products);

Headlines from 2017 Gender Equality: Global Report & Ranking

  • The Top 5 countries are Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finalnd and the UK. They have a higher percentage of companies making it to the Top 200 (respectively 58%, 38%, 35%, 33% and 28%). In comparison, only 2% of US companies make it to the Top 200.
  • The Top 3 sectors are Communications, followed by Financial and Utilities
  • Only 6 companies in the Top 200 report having no gender pay gap. They are L'Oreal, Transurban Group, Adobe Systems, Deutsche Boerse, Origin Energy and Enbridge. 

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