RWE were ranked top of the utility sector, in a recent Financial Times (FT) study, reviewing the extent to which companies – across10 European countries – offer a diverse and inclusive workplace.
The annual FT Diversity Leaders ranking, assesses companies’ success in promoting all types of diversity that reflects wider society (gender balance, openness to all forms of sexual orientation, disability and ethnic and social mix). The report involves a survey of 80,000 employees, on the performance of 10,000 privately held and publicly listed companies, across 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK).
The survey was promoted on the FT website and called for readers, along with human resources and recruitment experts, to share their views.
Nicola Kohlhase, Head of HR, “We were pleased to see RWE are the highest ranked company compared to the 16 other utilities sector companies below us. We clearly still have room improvement compared to companies in other sectors, and will continue to focus on developing a culture where diversity and inclusion in all its forms are valued.”
RWE are committed to fostering diversity in each and every area of its business and has rolled out many initiatives to support this including: unconscious bias training, diversity awareness days and champions, embedding diversity into CR targets, signing up to the Charta der Vielfalt and supervisory board training for women.