Consumer finance company Home Credit Philippines (Home Credit) has joined the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) and the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce (PLCC) to strengthen its commitment to achieving gender equality and inclusion in the workplace.
“At Home Credit, we celebrate all facets of diversity,” said Renata Mrazova, international CPO, Home Credit. “Our global commitment to promoting equality and inclusion among our employees is present in all markets where Home Credit operates. We have found beauty in being represented by a diverse roster of talent and recognizing each individual regardless of nationality, background, orientation, identity, etc. We want to make Home Credit a safe place – a home that embraces diversity and inclusion for our employees. ”
This Home Credit Philippines partnership with PBCWE and PLCC will help the company engage in policy reform work for gender equality and explore initiatives that will promote diversity, respect, equity, empowerment and equality in the workplace. The two organizations are also ready to structure the DEI efforts of Home Credit Philippines and create diverse and systematic initiatives for its employees.
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“We are proud of this milestone as it signifies our commitment to creating programs that give our employees equal rights and opportunities in the workplace,” said Omega Aquino, CPO, Philippines, Home Credit. “We are confident that through this partnership we will create a safer and healthier environment for all of our employees across the business.
As part of the process, Home Credit Philippines will undergo the Gender Equality Assessment, Results and Strategies (GEARS), an assessment tool that will analyze and understand the current state of gender equality on the workplace (WGE) within the company. GEARS will provide Philippines-specific data to form an information base used to create policies, guidelines, and projects and make decisions to promote more diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Senior management and leaders of Home Credit Philippines will also attend a high-level course on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE). This training will show leaders how they play a vital role in promoting equality within the company and instill gender awareness and sensitivity throughout the organization.