Mas holdings is committed to gender equality and

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MAS Holdings is committed to gender equality and became a signatory to the UN Global Compact Women s Empowerment Principles, ensuring that workplace policies and practices are free from gender-based discrimination, as well as ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of all female and male workers. MAS Holdings has established a zero-tolerance policy towards all forms of violence at work, including verbal and physical abuse, and sexual harassment. The company pro- motes education, training, and professional development for women; conducts training programs that include basic computer skills, English-language skills, Sustainable Measures Taken by Brands, Retailers, and Manufacturers 131
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leadership skills, team building, fi nancial management, and sign language training; and creates awareness among all employees on HIV/AIDS. Another important program, Getting More Out of Life, includes a series of programs that aim to improve workers knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, to achieve the desired behavioral change with regard to reproductive and general health, and to face life events more competently and effectively. 4.4 Novozymes Novozymes is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial enzymes as an alter- native to harsh and toxic chemicals ( Pages/default.aspx ). The company s Sustainability Board determines sustainability targets, which are then broken down into four different levels: (i) Across the supply chain to ensure the suppliers meet the company s standards (ii) Within the company s own operations (energy, water, etc.) (iii) The environmental footprint of the customers through the use of eco- friendly products (iv) Society-level impacts. An interesting practice of Novozymes sustainability targets is the linking of annual employee bonuses to meeting the sustainability targets. If sustainability goals are not met, employees are paid less. Novozymes has framed many concepts to achieve sustainability, including rethink tomorrow . Driving the world towards sustainability is the speci fi c mission of the company, which includes the aims to become a voice on the world stage , to drive new business from sustainability, and to build sustainability capabilities. Novozymes is committed to reducing CO 2 emissions across the world. The company started the production of biogas from wastewater treatment in China, generated energy from windmills corresponding to electricity consumption in Denmark, and implemented many water-ef fi cient practices for the reduction of water usage. Novozymes supports international human rights principles and labor standards and contributes to the local communities by enhancing their competency levels in science, environmental responsibility, and innovations.
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