5.4. Diversity, Equality and Human Rights
We encourage diversity and do not tolerate any hostile behaviour in this regard. We treat this subject with the utmost care and ensure that human rights are always respected in our company and in other external contexts. We value gender equality and have a strong position on women in leadership positions.
Explaining the impact
Diversity, Equality and Human Rights
Our business respects the principles of responsible conduct, equality, diversity and human rights in accordance with national legislation and uses internationally developed principles as a benchmark.
We believe that all citizens have equal rights, and that diversity is an important element of a strong society and we strive to contribute to an inclusive world by promoting this value in our daily work.
When it comes to diversity, equality and human rights, all our employees are treated equally. Educating, informing and training them is essential and access to this is achieved and facilitated by our internal mechanisms. Our employees are constantly made aware of how their actions can have a negative impact on the environment. Proactivity is essential and we encourage responsible behaviour within our operations.
Managing the impact
We ensure that we have a dedicated management team with the necessary expertise and experience required by the business. We are open to diversity, attracting people interested in open management positions at year level and giving equal opportunities to all regardless of age, gender or nationality. What is most important to us is the balance of experience, expertise, skills and attitude combined with synergies with the company’s values.
Employees in management positions and change from previous year’s level:
Employees in management positions
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We have maintained a good ratio of employees in management positions in 2022, with a gender diversity of 35% women and 65% men. The sector of activity, as well as the specific requirements for operational functions, such as the willingness to make numerous or extensive trips to the field, may explain the preference of men to apply for these positions.
Distribution of employees by age and gender and change from previous year’s level::
Over 50 years
Diversity, Equality and Human Rights
At Autonom, we accept and encourage diversity and do not tolerate any hostile behaviour in this regard. We focus on promoting a diverse employee structure where employees have equal opportunities, including equal pay for all genders. We also aim to maintain a workplace free from direct or indirect discrimination based on age, gender, nationality, religion, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, political choice, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristics considered to be disadvantaged. We will always treat this with the utmost care and ensure that human rights are always respected within our company and in other external contexts related to our company.
Our practices and policies are based on the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact and we strictly condemn any form of physical abuse or threat of violence, sexual, physical or psychological harassment, forced labour or exploitation of minors.
All our employees are given equal opportunities, so recruitment, hiring and promotion within the company is based strictly on criteria related to the competence and performance of the employee.
The selection and promotion of people is based solely on competence. We are open to diversity and strive to provide an efficient and pleasant working environment with a balanced work-life balance.
Our employee profile is not about age, but about enthusiasm and passion, not about gender, but about professionalism, not about ethnicity, but about skills and competences.
Effectiveness of actions taken
Colleagues are encouraged to make a complaint if they feel that an unpleasant situation may occur at work. No incidents of discrimination were recorded in 2022 and we are prepared to act if a concern is raised.
Our policy against modern slavery and human trafficking can be found on our website at the following link.
At the level of 2022, we had no reported incidents of discrimination or incidents related to human rights violations. So, their number was zero.