“Oil and gas companies can contribute to gender equality in their corporate operations by creating an inclusive culture, free of discrimination, with equal pay and opportunities for all. They can empower women through training and support for career advancement.”

“Gender equality and an end to discrimination against women are basic human rights and also drivers of sustainable development.”

“SDG5 seeks to empower women and ensure equal rights to economic resources, employment, education, health care and the benefits of economic growth. Oil and gas companies frequently work together with governments on these issues where they operate.”

This document draws from a project originated by the UNDP, IFC, IPIECA, and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 goals, represents the world’s plan of action for overcoming poverty while protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize that economic growth needs to be accompanied by social fairness and environmental sustainability.

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