“I think the most important thing we’re looking for is progress. If everyone progresses, that’s what society needs, and that’s equally true if your company doesn’t score very well but you take it upon yourself to improve some things.”
One of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development goals is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, for their own sake and for the sake of economic growth and development. The UN has a number of specific targets that address violence, discrimination, and other harmful practices and there are other third party organizations doing work in this area as well.
Is there something procurement can do to move companies towards global gender equality goals?
That is the topic of this conversation with David Latten, Head of Global Indirect Procurement at Logitech. Not only is he convinced that there is a lot procurement can do to support gender equality, he feels that we are particularly well positioned to do so.
- How a consumer-focused effort to evaluate how “Gender Fair” companies are became his cause internally with B2B suppliers
- The organizations helping with measurement and monitoring of individual companies’ relative gender equality
- His advice for starting a procurement-led effort to emphasize gender equality in your company