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Balance 2015 ENG - Diversity and equal opportunity

Diversity and equal opportunity Diversity as a strategic factor of success One area of emphasis in this context is effective concepts, instruments and mea- sures that help employees make family and work increasingly more compatible. To develop and implement these is the task of the HR staff of Group companies, who work closely with the Lufthansa Group’s commissioners for equal opportunity. Lufthansa Group transparent on women’s quota To guarantee equal opportunities for men and women has been a matter of course at the Lufthansa Group for a long time and is anchored in in-house agreements, among others. The Company is working in a focused manner on filling management positions up to the Executive Board level with qualified women. Currently, two of five – and thus 40 percent – of the members of the Executive Board are women. In addition, the Company already fulfills the women’s quota of 30 percent for the super- visory boards of listed and fully codeter- mined companies from 2016, which was Commonalities reunite; differences take us further. To take advantage of this potential, the Lufthansa Group has counted on systematic diversity management for many years – and thus also secures its ability to innovate and its competitiveness. The focus is on activating and fostering the multitude of talents, experiences, competencies and values that have always characterized the workforce of the globally active aviation group. In 2014 the Lufthansa Group signed the “Diversity Charter”, a corporate initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions. Under the patronage of Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, the charter aims to further acceptance, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in Germany’s business culture. Organizations are to create a work environment that is free of prejudices. All employees are to be valued – independent of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or ideology, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Pictured here are Ana-Cristina Grohnert, Chair of the Board of Charta der Vielfalt e.V. and (right) Dr. Bettina Volkens, Executive Board member and Chief Officer Human Resources and Legal Affairs at the Lufthansa Group. Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2015 // Lufthansa Group // 75