P&G announces new commitments advancing Equality & Inclusion

Monday, May 22, 2023 16:31

Procter & Gamble (P&G) recently announced new commitments aimed toward advancing Equality & Inclusion (E&I). — Photo Courtesy P&G

Procter & Gamble (P&G) recently announced new commitments aimed toward advancing Equality & Inclusion (E&I) across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa (AMA) at its fifth annual WeSeeEqual summit for the region.

Accordingly, through its Always and Whisper ‘Keeping Girls in School’ programme, P&G will educate more than 35 million adolescent girls on puberty and menstrual hygiene across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa, over the next three years.

In addition, the company will focus on increasing awareness about the need for period education and preventing girls from missing and dropping out of school.

Over the next year, P&G will set up a task force of certified ‘Mental Health First Aiders’ across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

P&G’s ‘mental health first aiders’ will be P&G employees from different workgroups who will be trained and certified by licensed authorities and organisations to provide support and assist peers experiencing mental health issues. Across markets for 19,000 employees in the region, these First Aiders will act as the first line of response and will be equipped to identify signs and symptoms of emotional distress and initiate a supportive conversation with a colleague, guide them towards available resources in the company, and encourage them to seek professional support.

“We know that everyone brings unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the table that can unlock growth in businesses and society. We will continue to step up as a company, through our brands, and with our partners, to create value for our employees and communities,” said Stanislav Vecera, president – Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Last year, P&G introduced the 'P&G ReLaunch programme' in three markets to welcome back talented professionals who took a break from the workforce and are looking to restart their careers in STEM roles, with targeted support and development.

P&G continues to work towards achieving equal representation of female directors behind the camera for the company's brand advertisements. — VNS

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