Speaking at the event, President of the Vietnam Business Coalition for Women's Empowerment (VBCWE) Ha Thu Thanh, who is also Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Deloitte Vietnam, said promoting gender equality at workplaces will both strengthen internal capacity and bring sustainable values to businesses.
She urged them to devise specific strategies and action plans as well as apply technological advances to improve fairness and transparency in recruitment and training.
Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick said the Australian government always strives to partner with leading Vietnamese enterprises, adding that firms need to take appropriate measures to improve their business efficiency and achieve growth targets.
Experts said amid the fourth industrial revolution, businesses could offset social welfare costs by dominating the market and gaining consumers’ popularity when it comes to building trademarks.
On the occasion, the organising board presented the EDGE Certification and the Global Business Certification Standard for Gender Equality, to Vietnamese companies, including the Southern Airports Services Jsc, the Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation and the Maritime Bank.
The forum was co-organised by the Vietnam Economic Times and the VBCWE.