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What is the total number of employees that were entitled to parental leave?
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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

This Standard is part of the set of GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). The full set can be downloaded at 

In the context of the GRI Standards, the social dimension of sustainability concerns an organization’s impacts on the social systems within which it operates. In 2018, the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines were superseded by the GRI Standards. For this metric, the code G4-LA3-a is used in company reporting prior to 2018, and the new GRI code 401-3 is used in reporting from 2018 onwards. The methodology for the former G4 standard for this metric can be found here.

GRI 401 addresses the topic of employment. This includes an organization’s approach to employment or job creation, that is, an organization’s approach to hiring, recruitment, retention and related practices, and the working conditions it provides. GRI 401 also covers the employment and working conditions in an organization’s supply chain.

Conditions of work are also covered in detail in other Standards:

  • GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations
  • GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety
  • GRI 404: Training and Education
  • GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity
  • GRI 406: Non-discrimination

To answer this question you need to identify the total number of employees entitled to parental leave reported by the organization for a specific year. If the company reports the number by gender, add up the gender totals to get the total number.

Start by searching publicly available documents like Annual and CSR reports. If the answer is not reported or found in appropriate documents, select the Unknown answer box.

Keywords and search terms: Benefits, Employee, LA3, Parental leave, GRI, 401-3