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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Nestlé

2015 = 2,636 Employees
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Rabobank

2015 = 2,475 Employees
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Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

2015 = 1,638 Employees
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Peugeot

2014 = 1,251 Employees
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Mediclinic International Limited

2016 = 1,210 Employees
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Koc Holdings A.S.

2015 = 991 Employees
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Akbank

2015 = 812 Employees

Garanti Bank

2015 = 726 Employees
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BHP Billiton

2016 = 656 Employees
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Kao Corporation

2015 = 640 Employees
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Banco Sabadell

2015 = 496 Employees
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United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)

2015 = 463 Employees
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CapitaLand

2015 = 381 Employees
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Siam Cement

2015 = 330 Employees
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OMV Petrom

2015 = 312 Employees

Acciona

2015 = 298 Employees
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Banque Misr

2015 = 280 Employees
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Endesa

2014 = 258 Employees
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CIE Automotive SA

2015 = 189 Employees
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Vedanta Resources plc

2016 = 184 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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