This report provides an in-depth analysis of our 2021 Gender Benchmark. Our first-ever Gender Benchmark, it assesses and ranks 35 key apparel companies in their efforts to drive gender equality and women’s empowerment – Sustainable Development Goal 5 – across their value chain.
The Gender Benchmark 2021 Insights Report goes into further detail about the benchmark’s key findings. It also features leading practices and calls to action for specific stakeholder groups.
The 2021 Gender Benchmark shows that while apparel companies may be fast on fashion, they are slow on gender equality, and not on track to meaningfully contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 5. Although some companies demonstrate leading practices, most have yet to take the transformative action needed to drive gender equality and women’s empowerment.