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26 Enterprises Join the Gender Equality in the Workplace of Taipei City Label Challenge Camp. Certification for 2020 Has Started

       On November 22, 2019 (Friday) the “press conference for the promotion of Gender Equality Index in the Workplace of Taipei City” was held by the Taipei City Government and the certification for “Gender Equality in the Workplace of Taipei City Label” in 2020 was announced to start. There were about 70 representatives and guests from business units. In the conference, Chairman Wu Chia-yuan of EasyCard Investment Holding Co., Ltd. and CHRO Chiang Hsin-hui of ON Semiconductor (Taiwan) shared their experiences and submitted their commitment on behalf of private and public enterprises to Taipei City Deputy Mayor Tsai Ping-kun. They promised to “promote gender equality and respect gender diversity in the workplace in order to consolidate the indices and actual contents of gender equality in the workplace. By establishing gender equality in the workplace, all of us collaborate to create a gender-friendly environment to transform Taipei City into a city of gender equality in the workplace.”

       Deputy Mayor Tsai expressed that it is the aim of Taipei City Government to build the city into a “city of glory with progressive values.” The goals are compatibility (be tolerant to one another), integration (blend in and be inclusive), and co-prosperity (glory). The most important issue is to blend in, i.e. mutual respect and equality. It includes the integration of minorities, generations, cultures, environment, and space. Today, gender equality in the workplace is a part of the integration of space. We expect all of us to endeavor to achieve gender equality in the workplace.

       Commissioner Lai Hsiang-lin of the Department of Labor expressed that there are 26 public and private enterprises that passed the challenge, inspecting their internal practices of gender equality and goals. Next year, the actual certification with seven indices will be launched. She mentioned further that with the spirits of diversity and integration, enterprises should propose concrete measures or welfare policies to promote features in gender equality during the accreditation process next year. Taipei City is the first city in Asia to execute the “Gender Equality Index in the Workplace.” Lai Hsiang-lin believes that there will be many quality enterprises in Taipei to be certified and awarded with the “Gender Equality Index in the Workplace of Taipei City Label” to allow enterprises to construct more friendly workplaces to attract more professional talents.