LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Nov. 6, 2012)—Lanxess A.G. is out to increase the proportion of women working for the company in the mid- and upper management levels to about 20 percent by 2020.
The synthetic rubber and chemicals supplier said it currently has less than 15 percent of its female employees holding those positions.
Lanxess said women account for about 18 percent of its global workforce of 17,100.
“With our ambitious and very specific target, we aim to help more highly-qualified women advance their careers within the company. In light of demographic change, our initiative will make a contribution to equal opportunity,” said Axel Heitmann, Lanxess management board chairman.
Last year, Lanxess launched the "Diversity & Inclusion" initiative to underscores its intention to promote equal opportunity and work/life balance in the traditionally male-dominated chemical industry.