Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa says it has committed to a government initiative aimed at increasing the number of women in management.
Through the ‘More women, better companies’ initiative, championed by Spain's Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Gamesa has set specific targets: By 2018, it wants to increase the number of women in pre-management positions from 19% to 25% and in management positions – including the female presence on the management committee – from 9% to 20%. Moreover, its goal is to ensure that at least 30% of its board members are female.
To achieve these goals, Gamesa will roll out a range of measures, including as follows:
- The review and implementation of its protocol for the prevention of harassment and discrimination worldwide in order to guarantee a working climate that fosters dignity and respect;
- The review of its selection, career development, training and overseas assignment criteria to make sure these processes are driven purely by merit- and ability-based criteria and are in no way biased or discriminatory; and
- Identification of measures designed to increase job flexibility and work-life balance.