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Dec 17, 2018

Case Study—Interloop Limited. Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Roles

This case study discusses the business impacts that Interloop, a hosiery manufacturing company in Pakistan, obtained after recruiting and retaining female STEM graduates in nontraditional job roles. By creating an equal opportunity work environment, Interloop has been able to strengthen and maintain relationships with its key international buyers, reduce absenteeism and attrition rates, and increase productivity.

English | 12 pages | IFC

Dec 17, 2018

Case Study—HBL Pakistan. Advancing Gender Diversity through Effective Anti-Harassment Mechanisms

HBL, the largest bank in Pakistan, implemented a zero tolerance anti-harassment policy and realized this is a key element to achieving gender diversity by enhancing perceptions of safety and security for female and male employees. HBL has seen a steady increase in the share of women in its workforce, from 12.6% in 2015 to 15% in 2017. This case study explores HBL’s business impacts of creating a safe workplace.

English | 12 pages | IFC

Dec 17, 2018

Case Study—Artistic Milliners. Advancing Women in Business Leadership & Management

This case study highlights how Artistic Milliners, a denim manufacturing company in Pakistan, is strengthening its female talent pipeline and differentiating from competitors by achieving a 50:50 ratio of women and men in senior management positions. Women in leadership positions have steered their respective departments toward success. The company has seen a 70% increase in sales in the U.K. denim market as well as improved performance in the female-headed supply chain department, translating to savings of almost $2 million.

English | 12 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Case Study—WSO2: Offering Childcare not only Makes Business Sense, but is also Common Sense

WSO2, a multinational IT company is a pioneer in middleware applications—software that helps create a seamless workflow for business operations. WSO2’s Sri Lanka workforce has over 500 employees, 35 percent of whom are women. This case study explores the on-site crèche facility and how WSO2 holds a 100 percent maternity return rate which is a significant business benefit.

English | 5 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Case Study—Unilever Sri Lanka Limited: Diversity, a Commitment at the Heart of Unilever’s Business

Unilever Sri Lanka is one of the biggest fast-moving consumer goods companies in Sri Lanka, with 29 brands in categories such as home care, personal care, and foods. The company employs over 400 workers, out of whom 25 percent are women. This case study explores the on-site crèche facility and support offered to employees aimed at providing a conducive work environment, especially for parents.

English | 5 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Case Study—Selyn: Sri Lanka's only Fair-Trade Guaranteed Company Investing in Childcare

Selyn mobilizes traditional Sri Lankan handloom weavers in producing fashion items, home products, toys, and fabrics. Its network now includes around 1000 workers and 90 percent of them women. This case study highlights the business benefits of the on-site daycare center based in Kumbukgette and the “Kids Club” that enable weavers’ children to go to the factory after school.

English | 5 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Case Study—Standard Chartered Bank: On a Journey to Increase Gender Parity in the Workplace

Standard Chartered, a London-based financial services provider, operates in more than 1,200 outlets over 70 countries. In Sri Lanka, it employs 600 people, 48 percent of whom are women. This case study highlights the impacts of the on-site crèche facility and how childcare support is weaved into the company’s commitment to retain, develop, and promote talent, irrespective of gender or parental status.

English | 5 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Case Study—MAS Holdings-MAS Kreeda, Vaanavil: Providing Childcare Support to Parents in the Conflict-Affected Northern Province

MAS Kreeda is a sportswear manufacturing unit of MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, an IFC client company and member of both IFC’s SheWorks Sri Lanka partnership and IFC’s Global Tackling Childcare partnership. Women represent almost 80 percent of employees at MAS Kreeda, Vaanavil in Sri Lanka. This case study highlights the key business impact of having an on-site crèche facility at its Vaanavil location—in a conflict-affected province. It also provides a summary of 10 childcare facilities and community schools provided by MAS Holdings.

English | 9 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Case Study—LSEG Technology: On a Journey to Fostering an Inclusive Work Culture

LSEG Technology, a member of IFC’s SheWorks partnership in Sri Lanka, is one of the largest technology companies in the country. The organization employs over 500 professionals and 20 percent of them are women. This case study iterates that having an on-site crèche facility can lead to high retention of working parents. Moreover, it highlights how tackling childcare has been key in building the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy.

English | 6 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Case Study—Hemas Holdings PLC: KidZone, a Back-Up Care Arrangement

Hemas, a member of IFC’s SheWorks partnership in Sri Lanka, has served millions of customers through its leading wellness, leisure, and mobility operations. The company currently employs over 7500 individuals, of whom nearly 30 percent are women. This case study discusses the back-up care arrangements and other support provided to working parents such as extended maternity and paternity leave and flexible work solutions.

English | 6 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Case Study—F.J. & G. de Saram: Pioneering Daycare as a Concept since 2000

F.J. & G. de Saram one of the largest law firms in Sri Lanka. The law firm has over 100 employees out of whom 64 percent are women. This case study highlights the journey of establishing an on-site crèche facility and its business impact over the past 18 years. Since the childcare facility was launched, the firm has seen almost 100 percent maternity return rate and a high percentage of women professionals in its workforce.

English | 5 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Case Study—Fairway Holdings (Pvt) Limited: Investing in Parents through Childcare Benefits

Fairway Holdings (Pvt) Ltd known for luxury residential and commercial high-rise developments is a member of IFC’s SheWorks partnership in Sri Lanka. The company employs over 750 employees and 24 percent of them are women. This case study discusses the on-site crèche facility that was launched in 2018 at the head office. This resulted in significant improvements in retention of new mothers and supported the vision of building a gender diverse organization.

English | 5 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Case Study—Brandix Essentials Ltd: Focused to Increase the Diversity Ratio

Brandix, a garment and apparel company, a member of IFC’s SheWorks partnership in Sri Lanka, is a $700 million company employing over 35,000 people—of whom 80 percent are women. This case study explores the on-site crèche facility that was built for employees in Ratmalana, a suburb in the Colombo District.

English | 5 pages | IFC

Dec 12, 2018

Report—Tackling Childcare in Sri Lanka: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

The Tackling Childcare in Sri Lanka report highlights how employer-supported childcare can yield business benefits and how it can be a win-win-win for employees, children and communities. The report shows how 10 Sri Lankan employers provide their employees with childcare-related benefits in a variety of ways.

English | 100 pages | IFC

Oct 5, 2018

Making Progress: Solomon Island businesses advance gender equality

This report shows 15 of the largest businesses in Solomon Islands are now pioneering measures to promote gender diverse workplaces, including new ways to support employees affected by violence. It looks at the first year of the Waka Mere Commitment to Action, a two-year initiative promoting gender equality in the private sector in Solomon Islands.

English | 32 pages | 2018 IFC

Jul 2, 2018

Brochure: Women on Boards and in Business Leadership Training

A training program designed for IFC partners, business and academic institutions, and individual male and female business leaders looking to invest in the future by building their female leadership pipeline.

English | 2 pages | IFC

Sep 28, 2017

Executive Summary—Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Employer-supported childcare can yield substantial business benefits for employers across national, regulatory, and sector contexts. This executive summary provides an overview of IFC’s Tackling Childcare report, which draws on 10 case studies of employers who provide their workers with childcare-related benefits in a variety of ways.

English | 12 pages | IFC

Sep 27, 2017

Report—Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

IFC’s Tackling Childcare report discusses how companies can analyze their workforce to identify the type of childcare support they can offer to their employees—from on-site childcare to subsidies—that best suits their needs. The report draws on 10 case studies of companies around the world offering various childcare options, highlighting how investments in employer-supported childcare can strengthen the bottom line.

English | 260 Pages | IFC

Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—Sumitomo Chemical. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Sumitomo Chemical is a chemical company headquartered in Japan. This case study explores the company’s childcare-related benefits, including childcare facilities, a childcare leave program, and other childcare and nursing care services.

English | 10 pages | IFC

Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—Schön Klinik. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Schön Klinik is a private hospital group in Germany focused on orthopedics, neurology, surgery, and internal medicine. The group has 9,500 employees across 17 locations. This case study discusses how the group supports its employees with children through subsidized workplace childcare, among other benefits. Following the initiatives, Schön Klinik is able to attract and retain employees in a highly competitive labor market, helping the company staff its operations throughout day and night.

English | 19 pages | IFC

Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—Safaricom. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Safaricom is a telecommunications company operating in Kenya. This case study discusses how the company offers a suite of policies and practices to help support parents with children, including on-site crèches for younger children.

English | 17 pages | IFC

Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—Pandurata Alimentos Ltda. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Pandurata Alimentos Ltda. (Bauducco) is one of Brazil’s leading producers and distributors of baked goods, with exports to 50 countries. This case study discusses how the company supports the childcare needs of its employees at its factory and administrative sites in São Paulo by providing free spaces in a local childcare and preschool center. After the company introduced the initiatives, it has seen increased productivity from reduced absenteeism, as well as greater worker focus and workforce loyalty.

English | 15 pages | IFC

Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—Mindtree Ltd. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Mindtree Ltd. is a global information technology consulting company headquartered in Bangalore, India, employing about 16,500 people across India, Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. This case study discusses how Mindtree is supporting the childcare needs of its employees through subsidized workplace childcare and many other benefits. Following its initiatives, the company has seen increased return rates of new mothers and retention rates of parents.

English | 17 pages | IFC

Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—MAS Kreeda Al Safi-Madaba. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

MAS Kreeda Al Safi-Madaba is a leading garment producer in Jordan and a subsidiary of Sri Lankan garment conglomerate MAS Holdings. This case study examines how the company is supporting its employees with onsite childcare in one of its two factories. The initiative follows the Jordanian government’s efforts to boost employment of women in the private sector in rural areas.

English | 17 pages | IFC

Sep 26, 2017

Case Study—Martur. Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare

Turkey-based Martur Fompak International makes seats and related components for the automotive industry. This case study examines the impact of childcare and other supports for working parents offered by the Kütahya plant of Martur, which has improved the recruitment of women. After the company offered childcare support, it saw a rise in productivity and a decline in staff turnover.

English | 19 pages | IFC