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Embracing the Diversity of People in Society and Within Our Organization

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The LIXIL Group is committed to enhancing quality of life and wellbeing for everyone in society, including the elderly and the physically disabled, through LIXIL products and services. In addition, we are harnessing the intelligence and perspectives of LIXIL’s diverse workforce as an engine for growth and innovation.

Developing Products and Services Incorporating Various Perspectives

Improving Global Sanitation & Hygiene

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Even today, about 2.4 billion people—one in every three globally—live without access to proper sanitation. Recognizing the magnitude of the challenge, in FYE2016, LIXIL pledged to provide better sanitation to 100 million people by 2020. Since then, we have been accelerating our efforts to deliver viable toilet solutions to areas lacking adequate sanitation.

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De Beers Management Accountant, Chrishilde Metcalfe, Explains How She Makes a Difference.

Management accountant Chrishilde Metcalfe says women should aim high – but it can be lonely at the top.
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Why did you choose to work for Namdeb?

Actually, I was chosen by Namdeb. I was one of 10 bursary recipients and the only woman to get selected out of over 1,000 applications. I have been there 24 years in various Finance departments, starting off as a graduate trainee, and I have had the privilege of working with some really amazing people.

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De Beers Draughtswoman Ruusa Emvula Urges Women To 'Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone'.

Draughtswoman Ruusa Emvula has drawn up some clear plans for her role as a woman in the mining industry.
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I have been working in the mining industry for about a year. I was pleased to work for Namdeb because I believe it’s a company that provides a strong core competency and a value system. I always wanted to work for a company where I continue to learn, grow and contribute as much value as I possibly can.

I congratulate Namdeb on being one of the mining companies giving equal employment opportunities to women, and I firmly encourage other mining companies to do the same.

Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Delivers a Keynote Address at the BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards highlighted the role of business in advancing women's empowerment and access to women's healthcare.

"The good news is that business and business leaders are best positioned to lead us out of the patriarchy and into the light," Richards said.

Following her address, Richards joined a conversation with BSR Senior Vice President Laura Gitman and answered live questions from BSR Conference participants on Twitter.

Women’s Rights and the SDGs, a Conversation with Francoise Girard, President of IWHC

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, we sit with Francoise Girard, President of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC). Francoise, who describes herself as a “feminist activist,” has been working on women’s rights at the global levels for over 20 years, and talks about why she is so passionate about policy and advocacy. IWHC, which focuses on advancing women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, realizes that by raising the status of women, countries can advance economically and socially, Francoise explains.

Female SMB Owners Are Leading the Way in Sustainability

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Women continue to serve as pioneers in sustainability, leading the way through advocacy and implementation. The Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey (CCSS), which focused on small and medium-sized business owners (SMBs), found that 42 percent of female-run SMBs are committed to increasing sustainable business practices versus 35 percent of male-run SMBs. Women recognize sustainability as an important part of running a business.

According to the CCSS:

Tetra Tech Recognizes the Power of Girls and Women to Change the World

Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child 2017
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On October 11, Tetra Tech joins organizations around the world in celebrating the role of girls and women in building a better world.

The United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child has focused the world’s attention on “the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. […] Girls have the potential to change the world—both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders.”

How Diversity Leads to Better Technology

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The following story is part of Scotiabank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)Impact series. The series will highlight various initiatives at the Bank in relation to Scotiabank’s CSR priorities and commitments.

This year in Mexico, Scotiabank ranked #1 for percent of women in leadership positions and ranked #3 as the most attractive employer for women, in a study by Expansion magazine. Fuencis Gomez, VP of Digital Banking cites the Bank’s culture of “talking more about talent than gender” as a factor of why she joined Scotiabank Mexico. By ensuring women are recruited, trained and provided opportunities to thrive within the organization, Scotiabank is creating a #BetterFuture where employees are empowered and engaged.

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The following story is part of Scotiabank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)Impact series. The series will highlight various initiatives at the Bank in relation to Scotiabank’s CSR priorities and commitments.

This year in Mexico, Scotiabank ranked #1 for percent of women in leadership positions and ranked #3 as the most attractive employer for women, in a study by Expansion magazine. Fuencis Gomez, VP of Digital Banking cites the Bank’s culture of “talking more about talent than gender” as a factor of why she joined Scotiabank Mexico. By ensuring women are recruited, trained and provided opportunities to thrive within the organization, Scotiabank is creating a #BetterFuture where employees are empowered and engaged.

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