Babor becomes first German skincare brand to sign the Women's Empowerment Principles

German skincare brand Babor has signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a partnership initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact.

The Principles were launched in 2010 and provide a set of points to help the private sector focus on key elements that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Isabel Bonacker, deputy chair of the Board of Administration at Babor, said, “Signing the Women’s Empowerment Principles feels to me like signing values that I have believed in all along and that Babor as a company has been dedicated to for decades.”

Babor already provides in-house day care for children under the age of three, and offers flexible work models that enable staff members to balance work and family commitments.

The seven Women’s Empowerment Principles are:

  1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality.
  2. Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and non-discrimination.
  3. Ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all women and men workers.
  4. Promote education, training and professional development for women.
  5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.
  6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.
  7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.

Over 1,919 companies have signed up to the principles including L’oreal, Nude Skincare, Shiseido and Unilever.