Nestlé Pakistan wins big at EFP women empowerment, GDEIB gender diversity awards

Nestlé Pakistan has been honored with two consecutive top recognitions by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and HR Metrics, for its unwavering commitment to fostering an inclusive culture in a country where gender gap remains significant and female representation in the workforce is low.

Nestlé Pakistan was the recipient of EFP’s Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Diamond Award 2024 while winning the HR Metrics Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDEIB) Awards 2024 in the 15 categories with Best Practice. Nestlé was also among the top three companies to win the ‘Most Inclusive Organization’ Award in Pakistan at GDEIB.

Expressing her gratitude upon receiving the awards, Hajra Omer, Head of Human Resource, Nestlé Pakistan said, “Sustainable prosperity can only be achieved when women are provided equal opportunities to realize their full potential. We have been dedicatedly working towards implementing these principles within our organization and beyond.”

She further added, “Diversity goals are championed by leaders at all levels of our company and are an integral part of each function’s comprehensive business plan. This not only showcases our commitment to women empowerment, in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals 5 – Gender Equality, 8 – Decent Work & Economic Growth, and 10 – Reduced Inequalities, but also motivates us to further our mission.”

Nestlé’s internal programs ‘Kero Aitemaad’ breaks stereotypes and encourages young female university students to join the workforce, instilling hope, ambition and self-confidence. Similarly programs such as Women In Nestlé – WIN remain strong as a pillar of strength deriving inspiration from stories of resilience and strength within, while the Male Champions of Change across the company drives a culture of inclusion to further women career growth and development in the organization.

Externally as well, Nestlé Pakistan actively engages with the community through various initiatives. The Nestlé BISP Rural Women Sales Program, for instance, offers livelihood opportunities to beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). Over 3000 BISP beneficiaries have successfully graduated themselves out of poverty by becoming rural sales agents.

Nestlé Pakistan is dedicated to creating an inclusive culture within our organization and beyond, as we strive to provide equal opportunities for all, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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