EcoVadis is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2022 list of Best Workplaces for Women in Canada. We received this honor after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®. EcoVadis’ strength comes from everyone’s uniqueness and is founded upon mutual respect. Every person brings their story and background, helping us shape our diverse and vibrant culture. Let’s hear from 4 EcoVadians involved in making EcoVadis a great place to work for women.
Britta Schirmer, EcoVadis Sales Operations Analyst, who is also part of the WO·MEN employee-led network, explains the role of the group for the EcoVadis team worldwide: “Our aim is to enable all employees to question and speak up against gender stereotypes that are harmful to all genders. We want to empower them to be who they are, make their choices, and speak their mind regardless of what society has taught them to be “male” and “female'' behaviors.”
Laurianne Le Chalony, EcoVadis Chief People Officer: “Our culture is more than who we are, it's who we strive to be every day: a continuous collective effort is needed to have an impact on the planet and our societies. We have created a work environment where we support and empower our team members in this mission. At EcoVadis 55% of our 1200 employees worldwide identify as women. Why is EcoVadis a great place to work for them? Firstly, the team is committed to gender equality in recruitment, training, remuneration and promotion processes. Secondly, we are aiming for a balanced representation of genders on all levels of the organization. Another important aspect that our employees appreciate is the flexible work arrangements - we believe in a career that can adapt to life. Lastly, the employee-led WO·MEN network educates and empowers the team worldwide. We are constantly learning and striving to be better and go further.”
Edna Santos, EcoVadis VP People Experience: “At EcoVadis, we aim to offer an equitable and inclusive culture, where everyone feels valued and supported no matter who they are. Gender equality is a big priority for us and we make sure that women have their voices heard and have equal opportunities to reach their full potential. This year we promoted 20% of our people and out of those promotions 57% were given to women. Although this award is for our Canadian team, we believe that this is an outcome of our global efforts. It means a lot to be recognized as a "Best Place to Work for Women" and what's most important is that we fulfill this in the hearts and minds of our EcoVadians.”
Ada Comparan, EcoVadis Senior Human Resources Manager, America Region: "The commitment to be an inclusive and equal work environment from Ecovadis has allowed us to develop policies and implement best practices that impact the life of our employees. Proudly, the fast growth of our company in Canada has been accompanied with the evolution of our competitive benefits and flexible working conditions, as well as the empowerment of our leaders. We aim to inspire and lead the way in the creation of workspaces where all women are treated equally for the future generations to come."
A note from Great Place to Work regarding the recognition criteria:
The 2022 list of Best Workplaces for Women is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error.
To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work- Certified™ in the past year, have a minimum of 15 female employees, and at least 90% of employees must agree that people are treated fairly, regardless of their gender. We determined the BEST based on the overall Trust Index score from female employees.
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