Equal by 30 is an initiative of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and a commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, leadership, and opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030. Equal by 30 asks companies and governments to endorse equity principles, then take concrete actions to help close the gender gap.
Through this campaign, NRCan is bringing together leadership from across the energy sector to galvanize action and help all players—from private sector companies to governments at all levels—take action together.
I’ve already signed the Leadership Accord, why should I sign onto Equal by 30 as well?
NRCan recognizes that certain sectors, such as the electricity sector, have already made significant progress towards the goal of gender equality. That is why this international campaign has been designed as an umbrella under which domestic, made-in-Canada frameworks can continue to exist and evolve. Signatories of the Accord will continue to report progress directly to EHRC, based on the commitments outlined in the Accord.
EHRC encourages Accord signatories to also sign on to the Equal by 30 Campaign, since it broadens the visibility of an organization’s commitments to an international stage.
As an existing Leadership Accord signatory, will I need to report twice?
No. Accord participants face no undue duplication or burden.
In the case of the Accord, signatories report directly to Electricity Human Resources Canada, and progress is shared with NRCan at an aggregate level. EHRC will only share individual best practices or achievements with NRCan with the explicit approval of the individual organization, and established agreements around confidentiality, with respect to the disclosure of information, are strictly adhered to.
Learn more about Equal by 30.