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Empowering Women and Being the Employer of Choice



MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Throughout March, Sylvamo is celebrating women around the world who are an essential part of the company.  

“To achieve our vision to be the employer of choice, we must create a diverse and inclusive environment in which all individuals can thrive,” said Gabi Tonon, Sylvamo’s global inclusion and diversity manager. “We recognize that gender discrepancies are very real in the workplace and it’s critical to empower women and provide resources that support their values.”  

Women empowerment resources:

Sylvamo provides competitive pay to women aligned with local market practices, ensuring gender pay equities in each region. 

To provide a forum for connection and community in the workplace, Sylvamo formed the women in operations and women in leadership employee inclusion networks in 2022. Sylvamo also joined the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment.  

By region:  

In Poland, the company offers team members an extended medical package called “Healthy Women.” The package provides a comprehensive health review through ayearly check-up tailored to the specific needs of the patient.  

Latin America 
In partnership with Brazil’s National Service for Industrial Learning and the Sao Paulo State Technological College, Sylvamo offers a free maintenance assistant course for women near Mogi Guacu and Luiz Antonio. Courses vary from 30-90 days and participants earn certifications and exposure to potential career opportunities with Sylvamo. 

Sylvamo offers a pregnancy program to provide specialized support from the beginning of pregnancy through the baby’s first year. As part of this program, expecting mothers are exempt from medical plan co-pays and new parents are allowed one day off permonth to take the child to doctor appointments. Parental leave is also provided, allowing new parents time to connect with children. 

North America 
Sylvamo offers paid bonding leave for salaried employees who have given birth, adopted or are fostering a child. An eight-week transition period is provided upon returning to work in which new parents can work 70% of their normal work hours while receiving 100% of their compensation. 

Employees enrolled in the company’s medical plan are offered the Cigna Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies® program, which provides prenatal education and support for mothers-to-be, as well as family-building and fertility management services. 

Sylvamo is pursuing a workplace represented by 30% women overall and 35% women in leadership as part of its 2030 Goals. View the company’s latest progress report to learn more.  

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