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. 

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