SDG 5

Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Challenge

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and therefore also half of its potential. But gender inequality prevents this potential from being utilized and inhibits social progress. Discrimination against women often begins with access to the education system and continues in their working lives. 

Examples of our contribution

For Evonik, diversity is an important key for economic success. Our stated aim is to increase the share of women in the company worldwide on all levels. Evonik’s Diversity Council ensures that diversity is enshrined deep in the organization:

  • In the under-40s age group, the proportion of female employees in management now nearly 35 percent. That is an improvement of 7 percentage points compared with 2011.
  • Between 2011 and 2019, the share of women in management positions rose from 16.6 to 25.2 percent.
  • We have implemented numerous measures to promote female employees, such as networking events and mentor and development programs. We also have special programs to ensure compatibility of family and work and a job-sharing platform.

Our Goals

Within the scope of promoting diversity – by which we understand the complete spectrum of experience, skills, and cultures of our employees – we want to

  • Increase the share of women worldwide and at all levels
  • Recruitment of women for management functions should reflect the gender distribution in relevant disciplines.