Gamesa has put its name to an initiative being championed by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality called ‘More women, better companies’ with the aim of increasing the number of women in management.
To this end the company has set itself some specific targets: by 2018 it wants to increase the number of women in pre-management positions from 19% to 25% and in management positions (including the female presence on the management committee) from 9% to 20%. Moreover, its goal is to ensure that at least 30% of its board members are female.
To achieve these goals, Gamesa will roll out a range of measures, including:
- the review and implementation of its Protocol for the prevention of harassment and discrimination worldwide in order to guarantee a working climate which fosters dignity and respect;
- the review of its selection, career development, training and overseas assignment criteria to make sure these processes are driven purely by merit- and ability-based criteria and are in no way biased or discriminatory;
- identification of measures designed to increase job flexibility and work-life balance.
In addition to Gamesa, another 85 companies have signed up for this initiative.