Gender equality and equal opportunities
As a matter of principle, Vossloh promotes equal opportunities for men and women. The Diversity and Inclusion Policy provides the Group-wide framework for various initiatives in this area, i.e. in raising awareness among managers, selecting employees for high-potential programs, filling vacant positions or as part of the life-phase-oriented HR policy. In the Customized Modules division, the “All on track” initiative launched in 2019 is having an impact despite the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative was given a boost by the fact that, in France, companies with more than 50 employees are obliged to publish annual figures relating to professional equality between men and women. In this Penicaud index, Vossloh Cogifer SA, management company of the division Customized Modules, achieved 84 out of a possible 100 points in 2021. In Germany, the Rail Services business unit became a corporate sponsor of proTechnicale e.V., an association that specifically promotes young women working in technology.