Society is diverse by definition. In our view, it is the societal responsibility of companies to enhance the inclusion of women.
Society is diverse by definition. Half of society is female and so are Triodos Bank’s customers. In our view, it is the societal responsibility of companies to enhance the inclusion of women. We want to be an organisation that has a healthy gender balance within all layers of the organisation. As a matter of principle, Triodos wants to have a diverse management. Currently, there is one female executive in the Executive Board and twenty percent of the Supervisory Board are female. In 2015 Triodos Bank employed 589 women (52%) and 532 men (48%). The share of women in management positions is more than 35%.
The Supervisory Board aims to be diverse, with an adequate balance of nationalities, age, experience, background and gender. In particular, its objective is for no more than 60% of its seats to be held by either gender. From May 2015, there were five male and one female Supervisory Board members. With respect to future appointments and reappointments, the Supervisory Board aims to meet the gender balance while safeguarding the required continuity of the collective tasks and responsibilities of the Supervisory Board.
Human Resources Director Els Verhagen: “When considering candidates for a vacancy, we have to look at the broader picture and keep a balanced team in mind. This is concrete and makes it less of a binary issue. Diversity is of key importance.”
We signed the Talent to the Top charter and we are considered 'best practice’ by Stichting Topvrouwen. In 2016 Triodos Bank was represented by 18 female co-workers in the Women in Financial Services (WIFS) network. Triodos Bank was among the first institutions to join WIFS to raise awareness on the topic inside and outside our organisation and to support the shared agenda we pursue with WIFS.