As a company with a large number of employees in the technical/commercial sector, gender equality is a challenge that we are happy to accept. For us, targeted promotion of women also means strategic personnel planning -development. With the State Equal Opportunities Act we have the legal framework for our activities – but the design is a matter close to our hearts, also from our Board Member for Personnel and Social Affairs.
Equal pay for women and men is standard practice at Berliner Wasserbetriebe. We do not have a gender pay gap, as the checking of selected functions with the eg check has also shown. With a set of measures, we ensure that men and women in our company can recognise and take advantage of career opportunities equally. In addition to gender-equitable pay, these include the reconciliation of family and career, for example through flexible working time models or a parent-child office, as well as the opportunity for further training throughout one’s working life and thus the opportunity to get involved in one’s career according to the phases of life.
By participating in the FKi we see that we are on the right track. It is important for us to recognise where we are already well positioned and where there is still room for improvement. The promotion of women is a current topic, and the FKi enables comparisons and exchanges with other companies.
Number of employees: 4,382 Share of women: 1,374 Share of women in management positions: 30.4% (in the top management level even 47.8%) Locations Germany: Numerous in Berlin
Berliner Wasserbetriebe have been supplying Berlin with drinking water and treating wastewater for over 150 years. Today, we secure the drinking water supply for 3.5 million Berliners and treat the wastewater with state-of-the-art and innovative technology. This makes us one of the largest companies with long experience in the water industry. We pay particular attention to the ecologically, economically and socially sustainable management of the water cycle.
Berliner Wasserbetriebe AöR
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