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Support the WEPs Initiative

We welcome financial or in-kind contributions to help support the activities and growth of the Women's Empowerment Principles initiative at the global level. 

A variety of 2016 WEPs Annual Event Sponsorship Opportunities are available right now, bringing recognition throughout the two-day event, on electronic and on-site meeting materials and on the WEPs widely viewed website. See 2015 WEPs Annual Event sponsors and 2015 WEPs Annual Event.

The WEPs initiative expresses its deep appreciation to all sponsors and contributors and encourages WEPs companies to engage. To learn more about how your company can support, contact Lauren Gula (gulal@unglobalcompact.org). 


2016 Sponsors

The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Secretariat is grateful to the below organizations for their generous support.


 Itaipu Binacional is the largest producer of clean and renewable energy in the world, holding advanced programs in environmental stewardship, social responsibility and corporate governance. Itaipu launched the Incentive to Gender Equality Program in 2003 and was one of the first  companies in the world to sign the WEPs, in March 2010. That year, company promoted the launch of the WEPs in Brazil and Paraguay. In March 2013, Itaipu was awarded one of the five inaugural WEPs Leadership Awards. Based on its experience and in order to improve companies´  awareness on gender equality in Brazil, Itaipu launched the Prêmio WEPs Brasil 2014, in October, 2013. To learn more about Itaipu Binacional’s commitment to the WEP, read their Sustainability Report 2012.



SUTEKS is a an Istanbul based high-end international fashion producer founded in 1986 that is working mainly with partners in Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden and the U.S.A through boutique chains, designers, brands and fashion retailers. Founded by prominent business executive and gender equality advocate Ms. Nur Ger, the company has established a customer base of 600.000 around the world annually. SUTEKS is also the first medium sized company in Turkey to join the Women's Empowerment Principles (2012) and was awarded by the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security as a best practice in the category of ''Social Gender Equality in Work Life'' the subsequent year. In 2013, as the Founder and President of SUTEKS, Ms. Ger received an honor roll designation by the WEPs Leadership Group. The company continues to grow based on notion to exceed the dreams of the clients, customers, collaborators, investors and employees while never compromising core values and ethics based on the pillars of humanity, creativity, teamwork, professionalism and reliability. Furthermore, given the labour intensive aspect of the fashion industry, SUTEKs has integrated labour and human rights policies in it's core business and is committed to advance the up-taking of the principles around the world.