URBICSA trains its employees in ethical language and gender equality.

URBICSA employees recently received a training session whose objective was to identify some situations in which gender diversity is at stake and how to encourage relationships between colleagues to be empathetic and promote non-sexist language.

URBICSA employees recently received a training session whose objective was to identify and analyze some situations in the professional environment in which gender diversity is at stake and how to encourage relationships between colleagues to be empathetic and promote non-sexist language in professional environments.

Under the title ‘Training Session on Ethics and Gender Equality, and its Language’, the conference not only sought to train in the eradication of gender bias in written communication, but also to delve into the foundations and motivations behind these practices. 

This training session was given by Dr. Anna Pagès Santacana, philosopher, writer and researcher specialized in educational theory. Dr. Pagès Santacana is recognized for her work ‘Dinner with Diotima: Philosophy and Femininity’, about the role of women in the philosophical world. 

Currently, Dr. Pagès Santacana is a senior lecturer at the Blanquerna Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy at Ramon Llull University and is a regular contributor to newspapers such as La Vanguardia and El Periódico. 

Anna Pagès © Anna Borràs

The focus of the session was on the values and rationale behind gender equality in communication. Participants were guided through concrete and everyday examples, highlighting the importance of inclusive and respectful language in all areas of professional and personal life, effectively teaching how to adapt day-to-day communication in our professional environment 

During the session, the attendees, most of them URBICSA employees, actively participated, sharing ideas and experiences related to gender equality in the workplace. The diversity of perspectives and visions enriched the dialogue and reinforced the collective commitment towards building an inclusive and respectful work environment.

To achieve this, various tools were used, including the ‘Guide to Good Practices for URBICSA Employees’ and the ‘Guide to Good Practices for Supplier Companies’. Both guides have been prepared in collaboration with the Ethos Chair of the Universitat Ramon Llull and have been in force for years, being one of the pioneering companies in the sector in this type of implementation.

At the end of the session, it was clear that URBICSA is not only committed to business excellence, but also to fostering a culture that values diversity and gender equality in all its forms. 

This event is part of URBICSA‘s ESG initiatives  and reflects the company’s commitment to business ethics in general and gender equality in particular. In addition, URBICSA shows its strong commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve gender equality and decent work, as set out in SDG 5 and SDG 8 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, approved by the United Nations.

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