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Solaris Adopts United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles

Solaris Resources, Inc. has adopted the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as part of its commitment to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

Solaris’ CEO & President, Daniel Earle, signed the Principles on March 8, 2021 and said: “Solaris has embraced the Women’s Empowerment Principles in an effort to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace. We have made a deliberate effort to work towards developing a work environment that is barrier free to developing women leaders in our organization and beyond. The Principles allow us to strengthen our commitment towards internationally proclaimed human rights and help inform other stakeholders as they engage in business with us.”

"We congratulate Solaris Resources for taking the first step on their WEPs journey. We consider Solaris a key partner in closing gender gaps in the workplace, marketplace and community and in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.”

PHUMZILE MLAMBO-NGCUKA
UN Women Executive Director

"The evidence is clear — when women are empowered, everyone benefits. That is why in 2010 the UN Global Compact and UN Women worked together to develop the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a framework of seven Principles to galvanize stakeholders to drive gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Women’s Empowerment Principles serve as a roadmap to foster business practices that empower women, including equal pay, equal opportunity for career advancement, paid parental leave and zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the workplace.”

SANDA OJIAMBO
UN Global Compact Executive Director

 

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) guide businesses on how to promote gender equality and empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community. Jointly established by the UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are underpinned by international labour standards and human rights and by the recognition that businesses have an important role in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Adopting the seven principles is the best way that businesses can deliver on the ambitions for gender equality and women’s empowerment as outlined in the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and in the 17 SDGs.

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