Measures to promote women on the Management Board, the Supervisory Board and in executive positions
UNIQA is convinced that a high degree of diversity can enhance its success on a sustainable basis. Diversity makes employees successful together and has a positive influence on corporate culture. In this context, diversity means different nationalities, cultures and a collective of men and women, especially in executive positions. Together, they contribute to the diversity of thought.
With Marie-Valerie Brunner, Anna Maria D’Hulster and Jutta Kath, three women have been elected to join the Supervisory Board of UNIQA Insurance Group AG. The proportion of female Supervisory Board members among the elected members (shareholder representatives) therefore amounts to the legally required 30 per cent. Sabine Andre was appointed to the group of employee representatives on the Supervisory Board on 20 May 2019, with Irene Scheiber appointed on 20 May 2020. At 40 per cent, the proportion of female Supervisory Board members among employee representatives therefore exceeds the 30 per cent required by law.
A total of nine Management Board members were appointed to the Management Boards of UNIQA Insurance Group AG and UNIQA Österreich Versicherungen AG in Austria in 2020, none of whom were women. However, because UNIQA is convinced that a high level of diversity at all levels can sustainably increase the company’s success, the Management Board made a clear commitment in October 2020 to the objective of including more women in management positions. A multitude of different perspectives means that the relevant risks can be identified in good time, with better decisions made and the full potential for innovation exploited. Following the UNIQA transformation in the international companies, the board and executive levels show a share of women at 31 per cent (19 women and 43 men).
Of a total of 509 managers at the Austrian location, 158 are women, which corresponds to a share of 31 per cent. In the UNIQA Group’s international companies outside Austria, 329 of a total of 678 managers are currently women, which equates to 48.5 per cent. In the entire UNIQA Group, the average number of female managers is 39.4 per cent (487 of a total of 1,187 persons).