Global Reporting Initiative+Employees Entitled to Parental Leave (G4-LA3-a)

Employees Entitled to Parental Leave (G4-LA3-a)

What is the total number of employees that were entitled to parental leave?

Companies Values


2015 = 281,553 Employees

Merck & Co

2015 = 68,000 Employees

OMV Petrom

2015 = 22,788 Employees

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)

2015 = 18,000 Employees


2015 = 14,059 Employees

Lexmark International, Inc.

2015 = 14,057 Employees

Siam Cement

2015 = 12,265 Employees

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

2015 = 11,750 Employees


2015 = 9,857 Employees

Northam Platinum Ltd

2016 = 6,274 Employees

PTT Global Chemical

2015 = 5,738 Employees

IRPC Public Company Limited

2015 = 5,262 Employees

Crescent Enterprises

2015 = 4,882 Employees

Royal Bafokeng Platinum

2015 = 3,331 Employees

Banca Intesa Beograd

2015 = 3,025 Employees

Bukit Asam

2014 = 2,903 Employees

Aramex Tanzania Limited

2015 = 2,079 Employees

du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC)

2015 = 1,653 Employees

New Forests Company

2016 = 1,235 Employees

EDP Renovaveis S.A.

2015 = 1,018 Employees

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This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the requirements of Indicator G4-LA3 – ‘Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender’.

​Many countries have introduced legislation to provide parental leave. The aim of the legislation is to allow employees to take leave and return to work to the same or a comparable position.

The application of legislation varies according to interpretation by government, employers and employees. Many women are discouraged from taking leave and returning to work by employer practices that affect their employment security, remuneration and career path. Many men are not encouraged to take the leave to which they are entitled.

Equitable gender choice for maternity and paternity leave, and other leave entitlements, can lead to the greater recruitment and retention of qualified staff, and boost employee morale and productivity. Men’s uptake of paternity leave options can indicate the degree to which an organization encourages fathers to take such leave. More men taking advantage of leave entitlements has a positive effect for women in taking such leave without prejudicing their career path.


Employee - An individual who is, according to national law or practices, recognized as an employee of the organization.

Parental leave - Leave granted to men and women workers on the grounds of the birth of a child.


This metric is looking for the total number of employees that were entitled to parental leave:

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To calculate the total number of employees that were entitled to parental leave - G4-LA3-a1:

​Identify the proportion of employees who are covered by organizational policies, agreements or contracts that contain parental leave entitlements.

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