The certificate (Source: sggp.org.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation under the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN HCMC) has been presented an Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) Certification, making it the first enterprise in Vietnam to receive the certification.

The certification will be valid until November 2020. It recognises EVN HCMC’s commitment to gender equality in the company, its efforts in managing equality between male and female employees and effective implementation of gender equality-related policies and action programmes.

The assessment was carried by FLOCert GmbH - an audit and certification company of Germany from August 2018, with the involvement of all labourers working at EVN HCMC through online surveys.    

The firm plans to focus on fine-tuning policies for female labourers, building gender equal working environment and improving the quality of its labour force, towards promoting the firm’s sustainable development.

Previously, in February 2018, the Electricity of Vietnam founded the Vietnam Business Coalition for Women’s Empowerment (VBCWE). The group aims to promote gender equality and development of women’s power within EVN and its subsidiaries.

EVN has also worked with VCBWE to invite the EDGE Certificated Foundation of Switzerland to assess the implementation of gender equality policies at EVN HCMC.

EDGE Certification is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. It was developed by the EDGE Certified Foundation and launched at the World Economic Forum in 2011.

It has been designed to help organisations not only create an optimal workplace for women and men, but also benefit from it. It helps foster equal opportunities for women and men in the workplace. 

EDGE Certification is currently working with nearly 200 organisations, in 50 countries and 23 industries.-VNA