The “Diversity” team has implemented a series of measures intended to sustainably promote women’s career progress within our Company. Since then, the share of women in management positions has steadily increased: At the end of 2019, 28.4 percent of employees in the management in Germany were women. Groupwide, the share was 38.3 percent.
Another important instrument related to women's career advancement in our Company is our mentoring programme, aimed at female employees with the potential to rise to management positions. Participants have the opportunity to work on their personal development with experienced executives, primarily from the Board of Management.
As part of "women&work", Germany's largest professional fair for women, ERGO 2019 once again received the "top4women" logo. It documents the fact that women are supported in the company and encouraged in their professional development. In each case, the jury praised the commitment to promoting equal opportunities for women and men and the wide range of instruments and models for reconciling work and family life.
Different life phases or sudden upheavals in the family always exert an impact on an individual’s working life. As far as ERGO is concerned, diversity is therefore also about creating options for relieving the pressure in this field of tension. Our family-oriented HR policy is regularly evaluated and documented by the “work and family” audit. The audit process for the certificate of the German non-profit foundation Hertie-Stiftung has shaped our measures to balance the demands of work and family life since 2002.