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Grupo Argos recognized as a leading global company in terms of best practices in gender equality according to Forbes

2 November 2022
  • The World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies is a ranking led by Forbes that highlights the 400 companies with best practices to promote gender equality and diversity.
  • In this edition, Grupo Argos ranked first among 400 companies worldwide.
  • For six years, Grupo Argos has had a Diversity and Inclusion Committee that aims to share and align the best practices in diversity and build a strategy to strengthen it within the organization.

For the second consecutive year, Forbes, a magazine specializing in business and finance, published The World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies ranking to recognize companies that stand out worldwide for their projects and initiatives to promote gender equality and diversity . In this edition, Grupo Argos ranked first among 400 companies from 36 countries.

“This recognition fills us with enthusiasm and drives us to continue strengthening the best practices in terms of gender equality and inclusion within our organization. We will continue to move in this direction with the conviction that the most equitable, diverse and inclusive companies are those with the greatest capacity to generate value and build a better society for all”.

Jorge Mario Velásquez

Grupo Argos CEO

For the construction of the ranking, Forbes conducted more than 85,000 surveys of women in 36 countries to qualify companies on criteria such as equal pay, programs to promote gender equality and female representation at management levels. The final list ranks the 400 companies that received the most recommendations and have the most gender-diverse boards of directors and executive positions.

This distinction reaffirms the Grupo Argos strategy to contribute to closing gender gaps through the establishment and implementation of education and training programs in diversity and inclusion, inclusive communication and the construction of healthy environments. It should be noted that to date 50% of the company’s senior management positions are held by women, including its board of directors, which is chaired by a woman.