Grupo Argos receives the Equipares certification for its gender equality management

24 November 2021
  • Equipares is the program of the Ministry of Labor, the Presidential Council for Equality of Women and with technical support from the United Nations Development Program – UNDP, which recognizes companies and organizations that implement Equality Management systems. Gender.
  • This recognition certifies that Grupo Argos has a gender equality management system and is leading initiatives to strengthen equitable work environments at all levels of the organization.
  • Since 2017, Grupo Empresarial Argos formed its Diversity and Inclusion Committee to share and align the best practices in diversity and build a strategy to strengthen them within the organization.
With this recognition granted by the Ministry of Labor, the Presidential Council for Equity for Women and with the technical support of the United Nations Development Program – UNDP, Grupo Argos enters the list of companies accredited by its management system of gender equality and that they lead initiatives that make it possible to strengthen the equitable work environment.

This distinction accredits Grupo Argos’ strategy to contribute to closing gender gaps in the workplace through initiatives such as Diversity Multipliers, a program that aims to train employees as agents of change, development programs of education and training of women in masculinized trades such as electricians and firefighters and spaces for conversation about diversity.

During 2021, Grupo Argos has invested more than 2,700 hours of training in diversity and inclusion, on topics such as: unconscious biases, new masculinities, generational diversity, inclusion of gender and regions, inclusive communication and construction of healthy environments. Additionally, the company will continue to strengthen the selection processes without bias.

“We proudly receive the Equipares Seal as a recognition of the transformation that we have been leading within the company to strengthen the equitable work environment and that promotes and values ​​diversity as a lever of value that contributes to the fulfillment of the goals that we share as a company. “
José Manuel Echeverri – Talent Director of Grupo Argos

About Equipares
Equipares, is a certification program for gender equality management systems that invites companies and organizations to work towards closing gender gaps in the workplace. In order to receive the recognition, the company must prove a strategy that allows the construction of diverse, competitive, innovative and discrimination-free environments.