United Nations Initiative Is Part of Company’s Diversity-Related
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information
and insight, has become a signatory of the Women’s
Empowerment Principles (WEP) in a continued effort to actively
participate in, and contribute to, advancing equality.
The WEP, a set of seven principles that offer guidance on empowering
women in the workplace, marketplace and community, was created through a
collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and
the Empowerment of Women (UN
Women) and the United
Nations Global Compact. Launched in 2010, the WEP has grown to
become the largest business-led gender equality initiative in the world,
endorsed by approximately 1,200 CEOs from more than 80 countries.
The participation of IHS in the WEP represents a significant and
actionable step in support of the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5, which seeks to achieve
gender equality and empower all women and girls. IHS is also active with
Leadership Foundation, among other diversity-related programs and
“At IHS, we recognize and value the importance and power of diversity
and its criticality to the sustainable success of our business and
company,” said Jerre Stead, IHS chairman and CEO. “Signing on to the UN
WEP is a natural step, signaling our commitment towards empowering all
colleagues, and supporting the development and empowerment of women
globally in advancing an inclusive, productive and fair society.”
Sustainability is also a core element of the solutions that IHS provides
to its customers. Earlier this week, for example, Dell announced the
launch of the Dell
Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities), with global findings
powered by IHS research. This index is the only gender-specific research
that examines global cities’ ability to attract and support high
potential women entrepreneurs.
About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of insight, analytics and
expertise in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape.
Businesses and governments in more than 140 countries around the globe
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flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and
develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business
since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock
Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is
committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs nearly 9,000
people in 33 countries around the world.
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