What is expected of a WEPs signatory?
The CEO signs the CEO Statement of Support for the WEPs and thereby signals commitment
at the highest level of the company to foster business culture and practices that advance
gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Signing the WEPs is just the first step. Companies are encouraged to take steps to turn their
commitments into action and to monitor and report on their progress and to work collaboratively
in multi-stakeholder networks. All signatories are encouraged to make their WEPs commitment
visible. There are many benefits to doing so. Consumers, workers, investors and shareholders will
know that your company has made it a business priority to achieve the highest standards
of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
UN Women stands ready to offer support, guidance and capacity building to help companies
make the promise of the WEPs into a reality.