The Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) fostered the creation of the Standard, in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Federal Law on Metrology and Standardization. On February 22, 2008, the Technical Committee on National Standardization of Equal Opportunities and Labor Inclusion was established to develop the Standard, with the participation of representatives from the public, private and social sectors.
Based on the experience regarding the implementation of Standard 2009, it became necessary to update it to the 2012 version of the Standard, whose statement of validity was published in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOF) on November 23 that year, and came into force on January 23, 2013.
On September 12, 2014, the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare signed an agreement with the National Institute for Women (INMUJERES) and the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED), in order to coordinate actions to prevent and eliminate discrimination “with a common objective to promote labor equality and non-discrimination for women and men.” Based on the agreement, the Mexican Standard NMX-R-025-SCFI-2015 on Labor Equality and Non-discrimination was devised, which came into effect on December 18, 2015, taking elements from three documents:
Mexican Standard NMX-R-025- SCFI-2012 on Labor Equality between Women and Men
Gender Equality Model
Action Guide against Discrimination: “Institution Committed to Inclusion”
On August 8, 2016, during the National System for Equality between Women and Men (SNIMH)’s session, the presidential mandate for the heads of Administration agencies was the duty to get certified.
The Mexican Standard, in its guidelines, provides for the establishment of an Inter-institutional Council made up of the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare, the National Institute for Women and the National Council to Prevent Discrimination, aimed at promoting the implementation of the current Mexican Standard at work centers around the country.