Diversity Management

We value and promote the individual characteristics of our employees: Diversity strengthens the creativity of our teams. We are convinced that our future viability hinges on how we use this potential in order to better understand the different needs of our customers and to reinforce our employees’ identification with the Company. Diversity is therefore an important part of our corporate culture. ProSiebenSat.1 Group signed the Diversity Charter back in 2014 and follows the guidelines stipulated therein. The Group thus underlines its commitment to creating a working environment free of prejudice that promotes diversity. We hire employees at all hierarchy levels solely on the basis of skills and objective criteria. Factors such as gender, nationality, sexual orientation and age play no role. In financial year 2016, ProSiebenSat.1 employed people from around 50 different nations in Germany. As in the previous year, their average age was 36.7 years. 24.6 % of the employees were less than 30 years old (previous year: 26.0 %), 66.4 % were between 30 and 50 years old (previous year: 67.8 %) and 9.0 % were over 50 years old (previous year: 6.1 %). [G4-10, G4-15, G4-LA12]

In 2016, 49.2 % of ProSiebenSat.1 employees were female (previous year: 46.8 %) and 50.8 % were male (previous year: 53.2 %). In the core market of Germany, the ratio of women was 48.4 % (previous year: 45.4 %) and was thus roughly on the same level as the average ratio of women at German companies. The ratio of women in management positions was 29.1 % (previous year: 29.0 %), while 28.7 % of managers in the core market of Germany were female (previous year: 27.9 %). This figure also corresponds to the average figure at German enterprises. In order to promote this balanced ratio, in September 2015 the Executive Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE set targets for the ratio of women at both management levels below the Executive Board and for the Supervisory Board by June 30, 2017. The target for first-level management is 15 % and the target for second-level management is 25 %. Nevertheless, we already meet the target for the ratio of women on the second management level. This is also correct regarding the composition of the Supervisory Board. On December 31, 2016, the Supervisory Board was made up of nine members, including three women. This means that the Supervisory Board’s current composition meets the self-determined target of 33 %. In addition, ProSiebenSat.1’s Supervisory Board set targets for the Executive Board. The ProSiebenSat.1 Executive Board has had a female member, Sabine Eckardt, since January 2017. [G4-10, G4-LA12]

Ratio of women and men in the whole Group [G4-LA12]

Ratio of women and men in the whole Group (Ring chart)Ratio of women and men in the whole Group (Ring chart)