Next Steps

The GEP's Assessment Tool is a diagnostic tool developed to assist companies in implementing and promoting the GEP. It will allow you to establish a baseline, identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement, and set concrete goals and objectives. Creating an action plan* will help you determine needed steps to take to make these goals and objectives a reality.

Prioritize areas for improvement
Determine which issues are the most important for your company given the nature of your business, location, and issues identified as high priority.

Create an action plan
For each priority area, develop a concrete, measurable action plan. Ensure both benchmarking and accountability mechanisms are part of the plan, and establish a timeline for execution. Be sure everyone involved understands the plan and is prepared to take ownership.

Track progress
Establish key performance indicators to track progress against your action plan(s). Communicate progress internally and use performance results to identify areas of strength and opportunity. You may find it useful to repeat the Assessment Tool at regular intervals to measure overall progress against the GEP.

Communicate with stakeholders
The Assessment Tool's key elements and indicators are a transparent and precise way to communicate progress and best practices to your stakeholders.

Utilize resources
In addition to the Assessment Tool, the Resources section of the website provides access to issue-specific information, case studies, best practices, business case materials, and scholarly articles to assist you in figuring out how to improve gender equality from the factory floor to the boardroom.

*Inspired by the Global Compact Self-Assessment Tool

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