The International Finance Corporation has listed Guinness Nigeria Plc among the top five gender-balanced companies in Nigeria.
A statement said a diversity and inclusion assessment conducted by the IFC revealed that Guinness, a beverage company, had been exemplary with its inclusivity programmes in the fast-moving consumer goods sector in Nigeria.
It stated that Guinness Nigeria reached the milestone after an assessment of the 30 most capitalised companies listed in the Nigeria Exchange Limited. The assessment was done by Equileap using the Equileap Scorecard.
The statement said Guinness Nigeria was recognised as the ‘Best Company for Parental Leave’, and was cited in best practice for being the only company among the assessed that was offering 26 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, and four weeks of fully paid paternity leave.
The company made the list of the 10 per cent of companies that achieved gender balance (40 per cent – 60 per cent women or men) at the executive level in the gender balance in leadership and workforce category.