Equal pay for work of equal or comparable value. Removal of barriers to the full and equal participation of women at work. Access to all occupations, industries and leadership roles. Invest in women in the workplace.
Invest in companies that are closing the pay gap between genders. Companies in the Newday Gender Equity Portfolio are leading the way toward pay equality.
The Newday Gender Equity Portfolio features companies that are led by women or have an equal representation of genders acting on the board of directors.
Invest in companies with progressive parental leave policies. The Newday Gender Equity Portfolio gives easy access to these companies that do not discrimination on the basis of gender, particularly in relation to family and caring responsibilities.
On the chart below, the Gender Equality Portfolio is compared to the Vanguard 500 over a 1 year timeframe.
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Hormel Foods is an American food company based in Austin Minnesota. The company has a 35% female workforce and four women and five persons of color on the board.
American Water is the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. The company currently features over 60 percent female board representation, and in 2017, the Women’s Forum of New York recognized American Water for its continued strides towards gender parity in the boardroom.
The Clorox Company produces a wide range of consumer and professional cleaning products. Clorox has demonstrated a strong commitment to water efficiency through research and development, and since 2008 has achieved a 33% reduction in water consumption. Clorox also includes long-term components in its compensation policy for executives, and sustainability performance objectives are integrated into the variable compensation. It encourages sustainable value creation. The company has 50% women in its overall workforce, 41% in management positions and 36% on the executive management team.
Northern Trust is a financial services corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Northern trust has been recognized by the industry for leading practices in employee policies, community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings. The company is included in Bloomberg's Gender Equality Index.
Procter and Gamble is a multinational consumer goods company producing family, personal and household care products. Since 2004, through their Children's Safe Drinking Water program, P&G has provided more than 13 billion liters of clean water to people in need around the world. The program provides an easy-to-use water purification packet invented by P&G scientists that can clean 10 liters of water into clean, drinkable water in just 30 minutes. P&G undertakes measures to promote equal opportunities and diversity including clear assignment of responsibilities, action plans, training program, and implementation of grievance procedures. The company adheres to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
Lululemon is an athletic apparel company that has improved diverse talent recruitment and retention such as offering stock options and training programs.
This global footwear company, has incorporated formal longterm goals aligned with 7 SDGs, called the Deckers Brands Sustainable Development Goals. Of the “7 by 2027” the company is committed to gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels. The code of ethics protects gender identity and gender expression and the directors reflect a diversity of skills, backgrounds, ethnicities, gender, and qualifications. Women represent 65% of their global workforce. In advance gender parity, Decker partners with BSR’s HERproject, a collaborative initiative that connects global brands with suppliers and local NGOs to empower women.
W.W. Grainger distributes worldwide diverse industrial supplies, including electronics, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and lighting items. The company's 90 year long culture is supported by a strong global inclusion & diversity program, and solid work/life balance initiatives to empower employees. The company has a comprehensive Supplier Diversity business strategy as well to help diverse companies' supply products, goods and services.
International apparel company inclusive of brands as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Van Heusen. The company employs 62% of women in the overall workforce and 69% of women in management positions, and the company adheres to the UN Global Compact to respect internationally recognized human rights and avoid complicity in their violations.