Diversity and inclusion
The working group “Diversity & Inclusion” (D&I) laid the foundations for an initial strategic positioning of this topic in the company in 2022. For the strategic integration of the topic, a Diversity and Inclusion team, which reports directly to the Executive Board, was established as of 1 January 2023.
The working group’s initial measures included drawing up a list of topics relating to D&I-relevant activities within the Group. By signing the Diversity Charter in 2022, the Executive Board of HHLA strengthened the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the work environment and undertook to actively practise diversity and inclusion management within the company. At present, primarily data on gender distribution, the percentage of people with disabilities and the number of nationalities represented at HHLA in Germany is collected.
The ratio of women employed by HHLA in Germany (incl. apprentices) amounted to 16.2 % (previous year: 15.7 %). During the reporting period, the proportion of women working at the foreign subsidiaries was 22.1 % on average (previous year: 21.5 %).
The gender distribution on the Executive Board and in the two management levels below the Executive Board is governed by the German Act on the Equal Participation of Men and Women in Executive Positions in the Public and Private Sectors as well as by the targets agreed by the Supervisory Board and, where applicable, the Executive Board. Disclosures in accordance with Section 289f (2) (4) and (5) HGB
The percentage of employees with a severe disability (including persons of an equivalent status) in Germany was 8.6 % at the end of the reporting period (previous year: 8.2 %).
At the end of December 2022, 44 different nationalities were employed at HHLA in Germany.