Gender Data Report

The Gender Data Report pulls together gender data captured on the Sedex platform to help businesses assess, monitor and act to tackle gender inequalities and improve conditions for all workers in supply chains.  

The Gender Data Report was developed by the Sedex Gender Working Group and aims to improve the accessibility of gender data on the Sedex platform. It presents key gender indicators to help companies assess and monitor gender inequalities in their supply chain. 


What is the Gender Data Report? 

The Gender Data Report is a dashboard that presents key metrics on the positions, profiles and processes relating to men and women in members’ supply chains. It also has a world map showing the gender composition of your business’ supply chain. The information can be viewed at the level of site activity (i.e. product or service), country, supplier or site name.  

This guidance gives more details on elements of the report and how to use the information to support gender monitoring within your own supply chain  

Access to information in this report helps members to:  

  • Identify gaps between women and men   
  • Measure and track gender targets   
  • Report to stakeholders on gender equality progress  
  • See what gender information is missing and where encouragement is needed to collect the information.  

Where to find the Gender Data Report 

The report is available for Buyer and Buyer/Supplier members in Sedex Advance 

  1. Login to Sedex Advance  
  1. Go to Sedex Analytics > My Supply Chain folder 
  1. Click on My Suppliers Gender Data Report. 


Why is it important for my business to monitor gender in its supply chain? 

Around 24 million women work at sites registered on the Sedex platform. Many of our members engage in sectors that rely on a largely female workforce, such as agriculture, garments, and personal care products. Gender inequality is a significant issue, with many women working in lower-paid and more precarious job roles. Also, gender discrimination and harassment, and restrictions on women’s rights, are high risks in many sectors and geographies.  

The lack of gender data is a key step in progress on women’s empowerment and achievement of gender equality (Sustainable Development Goal 5). This report aims to improve the accessibility of gender data captured through the Sedex platform. 


How was it developed? 

The Gender Data Report was developed by the Sedex Gender Working Group. It uses data from Site Profiles, the Sedex Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), and audit reports 

The gender data points in the SAQ were based on BSR’s Gender Data and Impact Framework. This framework sets out key metrics companies should measure in order to understand and address gender inequalities in the business. The Gender Working Group highlighted which data points were essential for Sedex to capture and these were then incorporated into the SAQ.  


Useful resources 

Guidance to the Sedex Gender Data Report   

Guidance for collecting and monitoring gender information  

Sedex Blog: Driving Progress on Gender Equality  

Sedex Blog: Release of the new Sedex Gender Data Report 

BSR Gender Data and Impact Framework