At Applus+, our workforce is our most important asset, enabling us to innovate, respond to the needs of our clients and maintain our reputation of excellence. We promote a people-centric culture within the company, fostering a working atmosphere that is diverse and inclusive, and which enables professional and personal development and success.
Every Applus+ employee is unique, and we want everyone to achieve their potential. We work to maintain and improve our teams to reflect a diverse, inclusive and dynamic society. Our diverse talent management, in accordance with our corporate values, allows us to attract and retain the best professionals. These talented people help us to achieve better sustainable results.
Based on our Equality and Diversity Policy, which establishes a framework for the Group to develop specific actions toward that goal, various initiatives have been implemented based on clarity, simplicity, openness, and inclusivity, principles that are backbone of our corporate culture.
Applus+ is firmly committed to the promotion of equal rights and opportunities for women and men, a commitment that has been materialising over the years in Equality Plans and HR policies in every country of operation. We have also joined the UN’s 7 Women’s Empowerment Principles.
We have developed a model of equality that’s not only directed at the implementation of isolated measures; showing respect for everybody has become part of our organizational culture and is the base of our Code of Ethics and our Equality and Diversity Policies.
We are particularly pleased with our Equality and Diversity Councils, a meeting place to establish, implement and maintain the following measures:
We have signed collaboration agreements with more than 20 foundations and organisations that help us to include vulnerable groups into our workforce, like Once Foundation and Prodis in Spain, Matamoro Corporation in Colombia or the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity & Inclusion Council in the US, among others.
“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.
We monitor the results of the initiatives and the participation of our employees in highlighting new ways to expand and disseminate our actions 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 programmes and procedures.
2022 – 2023 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 decarbonisation strategy, diversity, health & safety and ethics.
We aim to increase the representation of women within the company. We have implemented several measures to give more visibility to women in senior management positions.
At Applus+ we celebrate every year International Days highlighting vulnerable groups, and we mark national commemorations that draw attention to the cultural wealth and reflect the reality of ethnic and 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 Report.
To see all the awards garnered by our diversity and equality initiatives, click here.