The Board directors of Limmat Group. (the “Company”) has established the development of employment relationships based on equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and respect for diversity as a strategic objective. In particular, it regards as part of the essential values of the organisation the achievement of equality between women and men within the Company.
For these purposes, and in accordance with the provisions of the Human Resources Framework Policy, the Board of Directors has approved this Equal Opportunity and Reconciliation Policy.
This Equal Opportunity and Reconciliation Policy seeks to create a favourable environment that facilitates the reconciliation of personal and working life of the professionals of the Company and of the other companies belonging to the group of which the Company is the controlling entity, within the meaning established by law (the “Group”) and, in particular, effective equality between women and men, all the foregoing in compliance with the applicable law in each country and following best international practices.
To achieve the fullment of these goals, the Group adopts and promotes the following main principles of conduct:
a) Guarantee the quality of employment, fostering the maintenance of stable and high-quality jobs, with occupational contents that guarantee a continuous improvement in the abilities and skills of professionals.
b) Respect diversity, promoting non-discrimination on account of race, colour, age, gender, marital status, ideology, political opinion, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or any other personal, physical, or social condition of its professionals.
c) Develop the principle of equal opportunity. This principle, the observance of which is one of the basic pillars of professional development, and entails the commitment to provide and show equitable treatment that promotes the personal and profes-sional progress of the Group’s workforce in the following elds:
d) Promote effective equality between women and men within the Group as regards access to employment, professional training and promotion, and working conditions, fostering gender diversity as a manifestation of social and cultural reality, and in particular, to:
e) Implement reconciliation measures that promote respect for the personal and family life of its professionals and facilitate the achievement of an optimal balance between the latter and the work responsibilities of women and men.
f) Favour the hiring of those suppliers with internal measures on reconciliation an deffective equality between men and women for their employees that comply with the provisions of this Equal Opportunity and Reconciliation Policy.
g) Promote programmes of collaboration with educational institutions to encourage the presence of women in careers and training programmes relating to the businesses of the Group in which the presence of women is substantially lower than that of men.
h) Collaborate in the fight against gender violence through the establishment of specific programmes that include measures of protection, support, and information, to accompany and protect the victims of gender violence.
i) Eradicate the use of discriminatory language in any kind of internal or external corporate communication.