Women in RACHP Global Survey

It is no surprise that despite making up only a small percentage of the total workforce in the industry, women have demonstrated tremendous contributions to the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat-pump (RACHP) sector around the globe.

Promoting gender mainstreaming in the industry is part of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction work plan, which assists developing countries in complying with their commitments under the Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances (ODS) through its role as an implementing agency of the Multilateral Fund. In a 2019 collaboration with UN Women, UNEP OzonAction issued the “Women in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Industry: Personal Experiences and Achievements”, recounting the stories of over 100 women from 50 countries that shared inspiring experiences, lessons learned and success stories from their career journeys.

With data gaps about women working in this field, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and UNEP OzonAction recognized the need to collect more such information and, in cooperation with several partners, are undertaking the first global survey in this sector.

The Women in RACHP survey seeks to better understand the background, motivation, challenges, and opportunities faced by women working in the industry. Results will inform decision-makers about ways to further enhance women's contribution to the field, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal #5 on achieving Gender Equality by 2030.

If you are a woman working in the RACHP sector, HRAI encourages you to share your experiences by completing this short, anonymous survey available in 7 languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese).

The survey will be available to complete until January 31, 2022 and can be accessed through the following link or QR code:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/women-in-rachp 🌐

For more information, please visit: https://www.unep.org/ozonaction/news/news/unep-iir-and-major-associations-launch-first-global-survey-women-cooling-and-heating

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