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FCC to increase the number of women in managerial positions and on its Board of Directors

18/11/2014

FCC to increase the number of women in managerial positions and on its Board of Directors

FCC and the main companies of the Group (FCC Construcción, FCC Aqualia and FCC, S.A.) have signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality to move towards greater female presence in its governing bodies and on its Board of Directions.
 

 

FCC to increase the number of women in managerial positions and on its Board of Directors

This commitment with the Ministry was formalised earlier today in a meeting held at the Club Financiero Génova in Madrid. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Ana Mato, and attended the HR managers of the business areas that signed up to the agreement: Luis Suárez (FCC Medio Ambiente), Carmen Rodríguez (FCC Aqualia) and María Sánchez (as the representative of both FCC Construcción and FCC, S.A.).

Under this agreement, FCC Construcción, FCC Aqualia and FCC, S.A. committed to increasing the number of women in managerial positions and on managing committees over the next few years, in order to work towards a better balance of men and women in senior positions within the companies.

As the Group leader, FCC declared they would encourage a more balanced gender mix on their Board of Directors over the coming years.  This agreement, signed by Esther Alcocer Koplowitz, President of the company, is backed by the Board of Directors and the Managing Committee.

By signing these agreements, these companies have committed to a range of measures, including:

•  Active promotion of equality and ensuring the merit and ability of women is properly valued in internal training, recruitment, and staff promotion processes.

•  Introduction of organisational measures and flexible working hours to facilitate a balance between professional, personal and family life, encouraging their use by both men and women.

•  Taking special care to ensure there is a more equal presence of men and women in all internal training, recruitment and staff promotion processes, without disregarding the principles of merit and ability.

•  Moving towards more balanced participation when a deputy-manager or manager post becomes available or a position on the Board of Directors is up for renewal.

With these agreements, FCC takes a firm step forwards implementing the Equality and Diversity Policy approved by the Board of Directors; strengthening implementation of the measures established in each company’s equality plan and generating a culture of equality and zero discrimination, in which it is important to highlight female leadership in order to increase the number of women at senior level.

Today is an important day in the history of the FCC Group for Equal Opportunities and dignified and fair treatment of all people who work at this company. We are all responsible for making sure these goals and commitments are achieved.
 

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