TCI Signs Up For the ‘Women’s Empowerment Principles’ – A UN Women Initiative

Women’s Empowerment Principles - A UN Women Initiative

Travel Corporation India has become a signatory to The ‘Women’s Empowerment Principles’ – A UN Women Initiative. The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a primary vehicle for corporate delivery on gender equality dimensions of the 2030 agenda, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

As an extension of its Corporate Responsibility, Travel Corporation India (TCI) has signed up to the ‘Women’s Empowerment Principles’ – A UN Women initiative to support gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and the community.  Women Empowerment remains one of TCI’s core Corporate Responsibility initiatives.

The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Established by UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are informed by international labour and human rights standards and grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

To achieve the most efficient, effective and sustainable implementation of the Principles by a signatory company, 7 Principles have been highlighted:

  • High-Level Corporate Leadership
  • Treat all Women and Men Fairly at Work without Discrimination
  • Employee Health, Well-Being and Safety
  • Education and training for career advancement
  • Enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices
  • Community initiatives and advocacy
  • Measurement and Reporting

“As India’s leading DMC, we at Travel Corporation India firmly believe in building strength through employee diversity; empowering the women within the organisation, many of whom occupy senior management positions and key roles. We attach great value here to open communications, women’s rights and building an inclusive environment. Our key CSR project also revolves around Women empowerment for which we have been awarded The National Tourism Award. As a forward thinking travel company our employees,  customers and partners expect TCI to be committed to its responsibilities of creating an inclusive environment. We want to assume and bear such responsibilities, within our scope of influence and with the means and resources available. Signing the UN – Women’s Empowerment Principles will only further strengthen our commitment to ensuring a better travel product, a fairer tourist industry and a more sustainable world,” said Dipak Deva, Managing Director, Travel Corporation India.