João Pedro Oliveira e Costa (M)
Sustainable development requires that economic players may progress on transformative principles regarding the distribution of opportunities, resources and choices for men and women, so that both have equal power to contribute to their families, communities and countries. To accelerate this progress, BPI joined the Women's Empowerment Principles of the United Nations, an international platform for the promotion of gender equality, and participated in the first UN Global Compact's SDG Ambition Programme, for the adaptation of its proposal of value to the purpose of a more balanced, inclusive and fair global economy. The policy of selection, management, promotion and development of BPI´s human resources is based on the respect for diversity, equal opportunities, meritocracy and non-discrimination concerning gender, race, age, disability or any other circumstance. Additionally, the Wengage - Diversity and Inclusion Programme allows us to: make better decisions, because we integrate different points of view; generate innovation and creativity, because everyone can intervene; be more aligned with society, because we mirror this reality internally; develop potential, because we seek to act without unconscious biases; and expand cooperation and proximity, because we foster relationships. In line with this commitment, BPI's vision for gender equality is based on the participation of women in the corporate culture, on access to the same opportunities of career progression, on fair remuneration and distribution of responsibilities, on continuous training, on the promotion of health and well-being in the workplace, on the balance between personal, professional and family life, and on the full use of skills and talents for the benefit of society.