TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICL (NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL), a leading global specialty minerals company, today announced it has been included in Bloomberg’s 2023 Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting and measures gender equality across five pillars: leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and external brand.
“We’re pleased to be one of the 484 companies across 45 countries and regions included in Bloomberg’s 2023 Gender-Equality Index and to provide greater disclosures around our gender-related practices and policies for our investors and other stakeholders,” said Ilana Fahima, chief people officer for ICL. “ICL is committed to equality at all of our facilities worldwide. By fostering a culture of inclusion, transparency and accountability, ICL has been recognized with this distinct honor for five consecutive years. We are proud to be a company, which puts our employees first and has a strong commitment to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.”
The GEI brings transparency to gender-related practices and policies at publicly listed companies. As investor demand for ESG data increases, the GEI represents an important opportunity for companies to appeal to today's workforce, as well as broaden their investor bases.
This year's findings provide insights and rich analysis of all gender-related data across sectors, regions, countries, leadership levels, pay and more. People are increasingly aware of the importance of setting the tone from the top. More than 60% of the 2023 GEI member companies have 30% or more women board members, and this includes ICL.
ICL Group Ltd. is a leading global specialty minerals company, which creates impactful solutions for humanity's sustainability challenges in the food, agriculture and industrial markets. ICL leverages its unique bromine, potash and phosphate resources, its global professional workforce, and its sustainability focused R&D and technological innovation capabilities, to drive the company's growth across its end markets. ICL shares are dual listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NYSE and TASE: ICL). The company employs more than 12,500 people worldwide, and its 2021 revenues totaled approximately $7 billion.
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