28.11.2019, Luxembourg, RTL Group
RTL Group earned its place on the debut publication of the Financial Times Diversity Leaders List 2020.
700 companies made it to the list, chosen from around 10,000 nominated European businesses which were rated by specific criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and social background. The ranking shows the extent to which listed and privately held companies have achieved a diverse and inclusive workforce. RTL Group is ranked on 507th place and its parent company, Bertelsmann, is placed on rank 128.
Anja Reichert, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Diversity Coordination at RTL Group
RTL Group places a special emphasis on gender diversity and therefore sets the target to increase the share of women in top and senior management positions to at least 30 per cent by 2021. The employee survey results from 2019 show that 68% of respondents believe that employees have the same opportunities in their company, regardless of their gender.
In 2017, RTL Group signed the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg, a corporate initiative to make companies in Luxembourg more inclusive and diverse, which goes much further than the legal and regulatory obligations.
About the Financial Times Diversity Leaders List
Companies and businesses from all sectors with at least 250 employees in the following countries were eligible to participate: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.