Saputo Inc. Awarded Gender-Parity Certifications

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MONTREAL — Saputo Inc.’s Dairy Division (Canada), Dairy Division (U.S.) and Corporate Services have been recognized with gender-parity certifications from Women in Governance, a North American non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women through their career advancement. These certifications recognize the company’s efforts in promoting and supporting women’s leadership development and representation at all levels of the organization.

The certifications stem largely from the many strategies Saputo has introduced to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in recent years.

  • Advancing Gender Balance: Launched in 2023, this initiative aims to increase the representation of women at senior levels.
  • Leadership Development Programs: These programs are designed to equip leaders with the tools and resources they need to better support every person on their team, enabling them to realize their full potential.
  • Unconscious Bias Training: In 2019, the company introduced unconscious bias training to improve decision-making and ensure managers are better equipped to recognize bias.
  • DE&I Executive Council: Comprised of employees from each of its divisions, Saputo’s DE&I executive council strikes to promote a work environment that facilitates a broader exchange of perspectives and cultivates the next generation of female and diverse leaders within the company.

“At Saputo, we believe every woman can and should have the chance to build a rewarding career and thrive within our organization,” says Gaétane Wagner, Chief Human Resources Officer at Saputo Inc. “These certifications are a testament to our deep commitment to advance gender balance, and to the concrete actions we’re taking to create an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of their gender or background, has the opportunity to succeed.”

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