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In brief

The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations has opened a new call for companies to participate in the certification process called “Empresa Segura, Libre de Violencia y Discriminación contra la Mujer” (Safe Enterprise, Free of Violence and Discrimination Against Women).

This certification recognizes companies with the best practices in terms of gender equality in employment and gives benefits in the recruitment processes with the state to companies with the best results.

Companies have up to 30 March 2022 to register and participate in this new edition of the certification process.


Key points

What is the “Safe Enterprise, Free of Violence and Discrimination against Women” certification?

It is a certification issued by the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations that recognizes companies that have implemented within their organizations and in their communities concrete actions to promote gender equality and the right to a life free of violence.

What criteria are evaluated for the granting of certification?

Four general criteria are evaluated:

  • Mainstreaming the gender approach: use of the gender approach in the planning of its operations and social responsibility activities
  • Guarantee and protection of the economic and labor rights of women within the organization: compliance with the regulations on access to employment and equal opportunities and equal pay, in addition to the development of career lines without discrimination
  • Implementation of measures to reconcile family and work life of the members of the organization: implementation of measures that favor co-responsibility and compliance with licensing regulations
  • Prevention and attention to gender violence: implementation of the system of prevention, attention and investigation of complaints of sexual harassment and gender violence in employment

What benefits do companies obtain with a positive participation within the framework of this call?

Companies that pass the evaluation by the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations and obtain a score of at least 60 out of 100 points will be able to use the “Safe Company, Free of Violence and Discrimination against Women” certification for a period of two years. In addition, they will benefit from an additional score in the evaluation of their offers in the processes to contract with the state, according to the documents of the standard procedure approved by the OSCE.

To keep in mind

To participate in the process, companies must prepare and submit a file with documents proving compliance with the evaluation criteria detailed above, in addition to participating in a review process by the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations. The latter can be done face-to-face or remotely.

If you need to delve into the subject and/or require support with the preparation of your application to obtain this certification, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Monica Pizarro is a partner in Estudio Echecopar. She has extensive experience in labor law, social security, litigation, immigration and mobility. She also regularly assists clients designing complex compensation structures, including tax and labor planning, as well as counseling in modifications on employment relationships due to M&A. She has been a consultant for the International Labor Organization and the Judicial Academy and teaches several Labor Law courses at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and other universities since 2006.

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Gabriela has a solid background in labor law and social security. She has experience giving legal advice on matters related to hiring and transference of personnel, modification of labor conditions and dismissal procedures. Gabriela has participated in due diligence process and labor audits. Additionally, she has participated in procedures before the Administrative Labor Authority.

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