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 “Diversity Charter” signed

To create a work environment that is free of prejudice, in which employees experience appreciation - regardless of gender, nationality, ethical origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. That is the core of the so-called “Diversity Charter”. For Hydro too.

Hydro Rolled Products recently signed this charter by Professor Joachim Deppe, Head of Human Resources Rolled Products, and Aydan Özoguz, Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, voluntarily committed to this charter in the company

For Hydro, the topic of diversity has been an important part of corporate strategy for many years. Because the recognition and promotion of this diverse potential creates decisive economic advantages for an organization. "Our" Diversity Initiative "forms one of the five pillars of our group-wide personnel strategy. It will be crucial to anchor awareness of this topic in the organization. We are already on the way with local" roadmaps ". In Germany, the topics of demographic change and women in management positions are right and important for us to advance our business, "said Oliver Bell, CEO Rolled Products.

& nbsp; "Hydro carries out its" Diversity Initiative "on two levels: on the one hand, it is about raising awareness of the issue at all management levels. On the other hand, diversity should become an integral part of all personnel and business processes Hydro also launched a group-wide mentoring program in 2013, "adds Joachim Deppe.

& nbsp; The Diversity Charter in Germany was initiated in 2006 by four groups. In the meantime, more than 1,600 companies and organizations have signed the Diversity Charter. To change something in the mind, to raise awareness of diversity and to better understand its meaning, was the reason for the founders to take this initiative.

Very good grades in the women's career index

Hydro is already one of the top groups in the women's career index, a project of the & nbsp; Initiative Frauenpreis e.V. in Germany, funded by the Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth. The initiative has set itself the goal of developing the index as a standardized, independent and generally accepted instrument for evaluating the advancement of women in companies.

In the current, third survey wave, Hydro was rated in several categories with a total of 79 points, making it one of the 20% top rated of 102 participating companies. The best participant received & nbsp; 85 points.

While according to the index result, Hydro particularly needs improvement in the & nbsp; Structural data in the company and in the current proportion of female executives, there was a "very good" for the transparency when filling positions and a "good" for communication, active support measures and basics such as the corporate mission, guidelines and target agreements. "We are pleased with this positive feedback as a sign that we are on the right path with our support for women - a path that we will continue to pursue," says board member Oliver Bell. & Nbsp;

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