The Methodology for the 2023 Gender Benchmark

This methodology report lays out the metrics that the World Benchmarking Alliance will use to assess and rank 112 companies in our 2023 Gender Benchmark. It captures how society expects companies to drive and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment across their entire value chain. This year’s benchmark will include companies from two sectors: the apparel sector and the food and agriculture sector.

The report also details how we will assess 2,000 of the largest and most influential companies globally – also known as the ‘SDG2000’ – on a subset of this methodology. We are now gathering data and information for the assessment of the first 1,000 companies as well as the second Gender Benchmark, both of which will be published late in 2023.

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