In 2018, as well, we continued pursuing the goal of achieving 30% women in management positions. We continue to support this goal through the "Fair Share" initiative.
In Germany, the percentage of women in mid- and upper-level management has decreased slightly to 21.0 %. Group-wide, the value has not changed with a steady 25.4 %.
By reporting the percentage of women in middle and upper management, we fully cover the GRI 405-1 (Diversity of governance bodies and employees) GRI indicator and the S10-02 (Percentage of women in managerial positions) EFFAS indicator and partially cover the S10-01 (Percentage of women in total workforce) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 15 (Diversity and health) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact principle 6 (Elimination of discrimination).