Global Reporting Initiative+Employees Returned after Parental Leave (G4-LA3-c)
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Employees Returned after Parental Leave (G4-LA3-c)

What is the total number of employees who returned to work after parental leave ended?
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47 Known
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Companies Values
6,199
Employees 2017
4,641
Employees 2017
3,666
Employees 2015
2,957
Employees 2016
1,398
Employees 2017
1,048
Employees 2015
1,010
Employees 2015
799
Employees 2017
685
Employees 2016
623
Employees 2016
610
Employees 2016
526
Employees 2017
484
Employees 2016
454
Employees 2017
396
Employees 2016
383
Employees 2015
322
Employees 2016
321
Employees 2016
305
Employees 2016
287
Employees 2016

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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 total number of employees who returned to work after parental leave ended:

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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate the total number of employees who returned to work after parental leave ended - G4-LA3-c1:

Identify the total number of employees:

  • Who took parental leave in the reporting period

  • Who returned to work in the reporting period after the leave ended

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.