GRI 405-1, GRI 405-2, GRI 406-1
Under the group-wide initiative "Act Now", 50Hertz undertakes to foster diversity and offer equal opportunities for all employees. As a specific target, 50Hertz’s management agreed to increase the female representation quota in the total workforce, in management positions and in general management to at least 30% by 2030. As of 31 December 2020, there was a 21% share of women at the first and second management level below the extended management team, a 14% share at the third management level, a 33% share of female supervisory board members and a 17% share of females in management. Women accounted for 24% of the total workforce. In addition to the existing in-house initiative "50:50 – das Frauennetzwerk" (The Women’s Network), the initiative "Frauen in Führung" (Women in Leadership) was established in 2020 to specifically promote young female talent, amongst other things. This is proving effective: In 2020, 50Hertz was named the "Best Employer for Women" by Brigitte, a women’s magazine in Germany.
At 50Hertz, fostering diversity and equal opportunity also means giving people with health-related disabilities the same opportunities as people without disabilities. Our inclusion agreement with the works council, the speaker’s committee and the representative body for severely disabled employees at 50Hertz contains measures aimed at supporting people with disabilities in their working life. An internal inclusion team is charged with implementing and monitoring the agreement. During the fiscal year, the proportion of severely disabled and equivalent employees was 1.9%. In total, 29 employees with restrictions were employed by 50Hertz in the reporting year. This proportion will continue to be gradually increased in accordance with workplace-specific requirements in commercial and technical departments. For this purpose, the Company is in a partnership with the Annedore-Leber Vocational Training Centre, which aims to help young people with disabilities start their career. Moreover, 50Hertz is in a partnership with AfB gGmbH for the disposal of IT clients’ hardware, which offers employment to disabled people and contributes to the prevention of further CO2 emissions by processing and selling used IT equipment.
There were no cases of discrimination in 2020.