This Tuesday, Terminal Cuenca del Plata (TCP) and the National Institute for Women (Inwomen) through the National Civil Service Office (ONSC) signed an agreement by which the Belgian company will be advised and trained on the issue of gender-based violence, which will be aimed at both leadership and management positions, as well as supervisory positions at TCP.
The objective is for workers to have concrete tools to make visible and detect situations of gender-based violence in the domestic sphere and in the workplace, as well as guidance to give a first response and subsequently refer it to the corresponding area.
“It is important to generate campaigns to prevent violence and harassment within the organization,” said Mónica Bottero, director of InMujeres.
According to Bottero, TCP/Katoen Natie is the first private company in the country that had the initiative to go down the path of a quality seal with gender equality.
The director of Inmujeres assured that it is “a joy” that a private company has the initiative to receive this training and expressed that it is a company that respects gender equality both in the procedures and in the internal daily work.
opportunities for women
Likewise, she highlighted the fact that a company as important as TCP has taken on the challenge of incorporating women in non-traditional tasks that they carry out for a cultural issue. “They are seeking to change that situation and are betting on showing that women can take on tasks that are not traditional and that they can do it very well,” said Bottero.
And he added that it is important that companies “give opportunities to women and that they can, for example, when choosing a career, broaden the panorama and not think about it in terms of men’s tasks and women’s tasks,” he said.
For her part, Lourdes Denis, manager of Human Resources at TCP/Katoen Natie, explained that what the company seeks is to “raise awareness of gender-based violence” and, at the same time, manage to encourage the presence of women in the port area.
“It is a first step that is added to what we have been doing for years and will allow us to go through the quality process of the seal in terms of gender, which is a very important leg for sustainability,” said Denis.