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

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

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Tata Consultancy Services
2017 = 8,466 Employees
Woolworths Australia
2017 = 4,834 Employees
Nestlé
2015 = 2,636 Employees
Rabobank
2016 = 2,206 Employees
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
2015 = 1,638 Employees
Fast Retailing
2017 = 1,377 Employees
Mediclinic International Limited
2016 = 1,210 Employees
Akbank
2016 = 759 Employees
Garanti Bank
2016 = 758 Employees
Intel Corporation
2016 = 710 Employees
Kao Corporation
2016 = 612 Employees
BHP Billiton
2017 = 532 Employees
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)
2015 = 463 Employees
Banco Sabadell
2016 = 449 Employees
CapitaLand
2016 = 435 Employees
OMV Petrom
2015 = 312 Employees
Banque Misr
2015 = 280 Employees
Siam Cement
2016 = 210 Employees
Acciona
2016 = 187 Employees
Yara International
2017 = 170 Employees

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About

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.

Definitions:

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.

Methodology

This metric is looking for the number of female employees that took parental leave:

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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate the number of female employees that took parental leave - G4-LA3-b3:

Identify the total number of employees, by gender:

  • 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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