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

What is the number of male employees who returned to work after parental leave ended?
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35 Known
+ 223 Unknown
= 258 Total results
Companies Values
2,248
Employees 2016
1,375
Employees 2015
909
Employees 2017
582
Employees 2016
559
Employees 2015
385
Employees 2017
297
Employees 2016
297
Employees 2017
287
Employees 2016
278
Employees 2016
230
Employees 2016
208
Employees 2013
207
Employees 2015
206
Employees 2016
196
Employees 2016
112
Employees 2016
80
Employees 2016
69
Employees 2016
62
Employees 2015
35
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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 male employees who returned to work after parental leave ended:

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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate the number of male employees who returned to work after parental leave ended - G4-LA3-c2:

Identify the total number of employees, by gender:

  • 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.