At Applus+, we actively work to maintain and improve our teams to reflect a diverse, inclusive and dynamic society. Inclusively managing a diversity of talent, and in accordance with our corporate values, allows Applus+ to attract and retain the best professionals. These talented people help us to achieve better results sustainably.
Diversity and equality are the two core values that define the corporate culture of Applus+. These strategic pillars promote a people-centered culture and a work environment that enhances success and development. To pursue them, we have created Diversity and Equality Councils, which establish standards of action for all of the Group’s divisions, to continue implementing our initiatives for diversity at a corporate and local level.
We have defined two lines of action to deliver these aims:
“Diversity in the company is about incorporating different temperaments, talents and convictions. We accept women for who they are and for their unique perspectives and gifts they offer, hence the importance of Work-Life Balance and Equality Councils. We need to hear all of the perspectives from every woman across the company”, points out Raquel Grandal, Operations Manager and head of Applus+ Automotive’s Diversity and Equality Council.
The initiatives to promote these values have the support and commitment of the Group’s senior management. This commitment is apparent through the Applus+ Group’s adhesion, since 2019, to two UN protocols under the initiatives “More Women, Better Companies” and the “7 WEP principles” (Empowerment of Women).
Our commitment is also reflected in the monitoring of the results obtained by the initiatives launched, and in the participation of employees for generating new lines of action to be expanded and disseminated both internally and externally.
Diversity policies at Applus+
The Global Anti-Discrimination Policy and the Diversity and Inclusion Policy include the commitments made by Applus+ to promote diversity and respect for all people in the organisation:
To accomplish these principles, the company is developing and implementing appropriate training programs and procedures.
2021 – 2022 Objectives
The Board of Directors of Applus+ has approved that part of the variable remuneration of the management team will depend on the achievement of four ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) objectives, linked to the results of the implementation of the decarbonisation strategy, diversity, health & safety and ethics.
We aim to increase the representation of women within the company. This is why we have implemented several measures to give more visibility to women in senior management positions.
At Applus+, every year we celebrate International Days which highlight vulnerable groups, and we mark national commemorations which highlight the cultural wealth and the realities of ethnic or native peoples. On these occasions, we launch internal and external communication campaigns, both locally and globally.
For more information on our initiatives, please visit our Diversity and Equality section.
To see all the awards our diversity and equality initiatives have garnered us, click here.