Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy said it aims to increase the female representation in the workforce (19 percent in FY20) as well as in executive management (12 percent in FY20) to 25 percent by 2025.
“Our company and the wind industry have lagged on diversity and inclusion issues. We recognize though that they are critical for business recovery and further success as they are true drivers of performance,” Andreas Nauen, CEO of Siemens Gamesa, said.
The new action plan will reinforce Siemens Gamesa’s commitment by introducing a number of policies and guidelines that will expand diverse and inclusive recruitment, extend the parental leave possibilities and promote LGBTI diversity, among other things.
The company has created the new role of Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion that will manage and drive all related initiatives and actions. Marta Jimeno will be supported by a newly established Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board, which will set the tone and direction going forward.
“Employees must feel valued and included for who they are and what they contribute to our business. That is why diversity and inclusion values must be at the heart of our decision-making and team-building and it we will put more processes and systems in place to embrace these values,” said Marta Jimeno, global head of Diversity and Inclusion at Siemens Gamesa.
Siemens Gamesa has recently announced that it was one of 380 companies included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) 2021 for the second year in a row. The inclusion in the GEI is a testament to the company’s efforts to expanding the disclosure of gender-related metrics in its ESG reporting resulting in more transparency regarding gender practices and policies.