At CBC, we reaffirm our commitment to gender equality, honoring the agreement made with the 7 Principles of Women’s Economic Empowerment.
In the context of Women’s Month, at CBC we reaffirm our commitment to gender equality, honoring the agreement made with the 7 Principles of Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEPs), signed since 2018 with UN Women, to promote development through a clear sustainability strategy.
CBC was the first private entity in Guatemala to sign the agreement with WEPs, which we adopted and applied at all levels of the company, making us promoters of gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. We were also the first Guatemalan company to participate in a “Target Gender Equality Live” forum, held by the United Nations Global Compact.
True to our principle of generating equal opportunities, currently, 46% of key positions and decision-making roles are held by women, which is essential for a corporate culture of equity and inclusiveness, to promote growth, training, and development for all our collaborators.
We believe in creating opportunities with gender equality. We have participated in important international forums, which is a recognition of our commitment to fulfilling the Seven Principles of Economic Empowerment for Women and promoting equality between women and men in all areas of corporate management.
CBC, integral development programs
Among the successful development programs within the company, we can mention:
- Women Leaders: A platform that develops the competencies and skills of women, in addition to providing support and training in their career plan.
- By Your Side: A psychological support program, contributing to the integral well-being of people.
- Dream work: Flexible work and remote work opportunities.
- Integral Well-being: With programs for physical activity, nutrition, and other important aspects to ensure the well-being of all collaborators.
- Atitlán Recicla: In Atitlán, there is a very special cooperative called Atitlán Recicla, which is exclusively made up of women recyclers. In addition to helping protect the environment, the cooperative provides employment and a source of income to these women, many of whom are heads of household and face economic difficulties.
CBC, community development programs
Other CBC initiatives include community development programs to promote circular economy, training, and women’s empowerment, such as Atitlan Recycles, with a social and environmental focus, Atitlán Recicla is a Women Recyclers Cooperative located in Atitlán, Guatemala. This cooperative is very special because all the women who work in it are recyclers and are dedicated to collecting and sorting the waste generated in the area. In addition to helping protect the environment through recycling, the cooperative provides employment and a source of income to these women, many of whom are heads of households facing economic difficulties.
We are promoters of development through equitable opportunities because we know that the future and growth of the country are an effort in which we must all participate with equality.