Kassel, Germany, 16-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — For the third year in a row, the proportion of women in senior management at K+S has continued to increase. In 2013 the proportion of women in management positions in Germany came to 11.2% compared with 10% in the previous year. In 2010, the base year of the voluntary commitment of the DAX-30 companies to increase the proportion of women, the percentage was 7.2%.
“The figures show that the voluntary commitment to increase the proportion of women in management positions is working”, says Dr. Thomas Nöcker, member of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft responsible for personnel affairs. “We want to continue this positive development without rigid quotas”.
K+S aims to increase the proportion of women in management positions by approximately 30% by 2020 compared with 2010. Thereby a proportion of women in management positions shall be reached which correlates to the share of women of the entire workforce.
K+S is a member of a working group of DAX companies which made a voluntary commitment to increase the proportion of women in management positions in 2011.
The status report of the working group of the DAX companies can be viewed at www.arbeitgeber.de/fraueninfuehrungspositionen.
K+S is an international commodities company. We have been mining and processing mineral raw materials for 125 years. The products we produce from them are used worldwide in agriculture, food and road safety and are important elements in numerous industrial processes. The nutrients potash and salt are accompanying the megatrend for the future: A constantly growing global population is becoming increasingly prosperous and striving for a more modern standard of living, which results in an increasing consumption of mineral raw materials. We serve the resulting growth in demand from production sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as through a global distribution network. K+S is the world’s largest salt producer and one of the top potash providers worldwide. With more than 14,000 employees, K+S achieved revenues in financial year 2013 of about € 4 billion and an EBIT of € 656 million. K+S is the commodities stock on the German DAX index. Learn more about K+S at www.k-plus-s.com.
Michael Wudonig, CFA
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