Gender equality

IHP focuses on the creative potential of people of all genders. We offer the freedom to everyone to develop his or her potentials. That´s why we emphasize the importance of a gender-equitable working environment and a management culture based on equal opportunities. When designing our processes and structures, we are sensitive to the need to counteract discrimination.

Women are still underrepresented in technical professions and in the natural sciences. Therefore, we promote the professional development of women individually and strongly encourage them to apply for jobs. We actively support gender equality with a number of measures.

For our commitment to diversity and equal opportunities, we have been (re-)certified with the Total E-Quality (TEQ) rating since 2010, most recently in 2019.

It is a particular concern to us to inspire female pupils for technology and natural sciences and to especially address female students. This is why we are involved in events addressing gender equality, for example IHP opens its doors to pupils at the annual Future Day – an annual event for girls and boys, on which they get to know job profiles beyond stereotypical ideas.

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