15. Equal Opportunities

The company discloses in what way it has implemented national and international processes and what goals it has for the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity, occupational health and safety, participation rights, the integration of migrants and people with disabilities, fair pay as well as a work-life balance and how it will achieve these.

We support equal opportunity measures and actively pursue diversity management: all employees are treated and valued without prejudice – independent of gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion or world view, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Fraunhofer acknowledges that work and family need to get along with one another and in this respect supports the employees with flexible offers. A central measure is the TALENTA program started in 2013 by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. "Fraunhofer TALENTA" is a targeted and holistic supporting and development program to attract and develop female scientists which approaches career development in three ways on its different levels.

All employees of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are covered by the collective bargaining agreement for civil service employees (TVöD - Tarifvertrag des Öffentlichen Dienstes). This ensures that male and female employees receive the same pay for equal work according to their qualification.