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29 Sep 2021

Xellia has signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Xellia Pharmaceuticals has adopted the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as part of its commitment to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community

Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 April 2021 - Xellia Pharmaceuticals (‘Xellia’), a global leader in the manufacturing of specialty anti-infective treatments, is pleased to announce the signing of the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles by Xellia’s President and CEO, Carl-Åke Carlsson. On March 31, 2021 Xellia became an official signatory, making Xellia one of the 16 companies enlisted in Denmark to date.

As stated by Carl-Åke Carlsson: “To continue to succeed in the future as an organization, we commit to create an environment where we develop the best talents and work to become an even more attractive employer. To achieve this, we must foster a culture where; women are treated equally, where they hold key leadership positions, are full participants in decision making and are remunerated equally. To quote L.R. Offerman and K. Foley ‘Organizational research suggests that female leaders may bring a unique constellation of leadership-related traits, attributes, and behaviors to the workplace that may provide advantages to their organization’. We would like to benefit from these valued attributes and behaviors and pave the way for Xellia to continue being a sustainable company. We are therefore delighted to sign up to the Women’s Empowerment Principles and we will be implementing the principles with concrete initiatives identified in our Gender Diversity program at Xellia”.

In response to Xellia joining the community as a WEPs signatory, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director shares “We congratulate Xellia Pharmaceuticals for taking the first step on their WEPs journey. We consider Xellia a key partner in closing gender gaps in the workplace, marketplace and community and in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals”.

Becoming a signatory of the WEPs supports Xellia’s strengthened focus on Sustainability, and is one of our commitments under the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Program. The Company’s commitment to the UN Global Compact 10 Principles, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and WEP 7 Principles is foundationally embedded in Xellia’s strategy, operations and culture.

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