Asian companies recognised for gender equality efforts
34 Asian companies out of a total of 325 globally made it to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) which recognises businesses for their workplace equality.
That is an increase from 26 last year in the annual report which evaluates businesses on their level of disclosure in 75 metrics across five areas which include female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies and a pro-women brand.
They are then given a score and will be included in the index if it exceeds a global threshold.
“The 325 companies included in the 2020 GEI have shown their commitment to transparency and demonstrated leadership in gender-related data reporting,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg. “Disclosure of company statistics and practices is an important first step in supporting gender equality globally.”
City Developments Limited, DBS Group Holdings, Singtel, UOB Group, Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Maybank, Bursa Malaysia Bhd
Robinsons Land Corporation, SM Investments Corporation
AIA Group, First Pacific Company, Lenovo, HSBC, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Daiwa House Industry, Kao Corporation, Mizuho Financial Group, MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, NTT Docomo, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., Nomura Holdings, Inc, Pan Pacific International Holdings Corp., Shinsei Bank
China and Taiwan
Yum China Holdings, China Life Insurance Co., Ltd
AU Optronics, Yuanta Financial Holding Co., Ltd
KB Financial Group, Shinhan Financial Group
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Wipro Ltd