Global Reporting Initiative+Employees that Took Parental Leave (G4-LA3-b)

Employees that Took Parental Leave (G4-LA3-b)

What is the total number of employees that took parental leave?

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Companies Values
Tata Consultancy Services
2017 = 8,482 Employees
Woolworths Australia
2017 = 4,857 Employees
Intel Corporation
2016 = 2,962 Employees
2016 = 2,814 Employees
2015 = 2,636 Employees
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
2015 = 1,915 Employees
BHP Billiton
2017 = 1,480 Employees
Mediclinic International Limited
2017 = 1,210 Employees
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)
2015 = 1,023 Employees
Banco Sabadell
2016 = 777 Employees
Samsung Engineering
2016 = 719 Employees
Kao Corporation
2016 = 717 Employees
2016 = 598 Employees
Yara International
2017 = 558 Employees
2016 = 500 Employees
Vedanta Resources plc
2017 = 479 Employees
Bank Hapoalim
2016 = 474 Employees
2016 = 465 Employees
OMV Petrom
2015 = 424 Employees
Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana SA
2015 = 383 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 took parental leave:

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To calculate the total number of employees that took parental leave - G4-LA3-b1:

Identify the total number of employees:

  • Who took parental leave in the reporting period

Reporting on this Indicator should include the following contextual information as a comment to the metric value:

  • the page number of the report where the information is disclosed.

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