Quotas for the number of women
The law on the equal entitlement of women and men to hold management positions in the private sector and in public service, which was passed by the German Bundestag on 6 March 2015, regulates the stipulation of targets for quotas for the number of women on governing bodies and at senior levels of management.
The Rheinmetall Group regards the employment of women, particularly in management positions, as a natural and important component of its diversity and an opportunity for further development. The employment of women in management and in other leadership roles will in future be promoted more strongly and any potential existing restrictions will be removed. This will lead to a lasting change in the corporate culture. This process will have to take into account better ways of balancing work and family life.
Nevertheless, vacant positions will continue to be filled with the most suitable candidate in terms of professional qualifications and personal qualities, irrespective of their gender. In addition, continuity in terms of the individuals occupying key positions in senior management must be ensured in the company's interests. It is therefore not possible to change the people holding these positions on the basis of gender alone.
For Rheinmetall AG, subsidiaries of Rheinmetall AG that are subject to codetermination as well as the subsidiary Rheinmetall Automotive AG, the following quotas for the number of women in supervisory boards, management bodies and the two levels of management below the management body have been stipulated on the basis of the status quo on 1 July 2017 until 30 June 2022.
Objective percentage of women in management levels till
30 June 2022
|2nd management level|
|Rheinmetall AG||0 %||14.8 %||27.3 %|
|Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH||0 %||11.11 %||4.88 %|
|Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH||0 %||7.14 %||12.96 %|
|Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH||0 %||8.7 %||7.1 %|
|Rheinmetall Military Vehicles GmbH||0 %||7.69 %||10.53 %|
|Rheinmetall Automotive AG||0 %||14.3 %||0 %|
|Pierburg GmbH||0 %||16.7 %||12.5 %|
|KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH||0 %||8.3 %||14.3 %|
|KS Gleitlager GmbH||0 %||0 %||0 %|
|KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH||0 %||30 %||0 %|
|Pierburg Pump Technology GmbH||0 %||0 %||4.17 %|
For the aforementioned companies, the quotas for the number of women in the Executive Board / Management Board and the two subsequent management levels set by 30 June 2017 were at least reached, with the exception of the 1st and
2nd management level at KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH and the second management level at Pierburg Pump Technology GmbH. The above-mentioned underruns of the set quotas result from changed organizational structures and adjustments to the management levels.
Objective percentage of women in Supervisory Boards till
30 June 2022
|Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH||30. %|
|Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH||0 %|
|Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH||0 %|
|Rheinmetall Military Vehicles GmbH||0 %|
|Rheinmetall Automotive AG||8.33 %|
|Pierburg GmbH||30 %|
|KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH||16.67 %|
|KS Gleitlager GmbH||16.67 %|
|KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH||11.11 %|
|Pierburg Pump Technology GmbH||30 %|
For the aforementioned companies, the quotas for the number of women in the Supervisory Board by 30 June 2017 were at least reached, with the exception of the Supervisory Board of KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH. The co-shareholder of this joint venture has replaced a female member of the Supervisory Board by a male member of the Supervisory Board as part of his right of appointment and assignment.
The Supervisory Board of Rheinmetall AG currently includes four women: two female employee representatives and two female shareholder representatives. The composition of the Supervisory Board therefore fulfills the statutory requirements
of § 96 (2) sentence 3 AktG German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz, AktG) with regard to gender diversity taking into account the objection against a uniform fulfillment in favor of a fulfillment for the employee representatives and shareholder representatives, respectively, pursuant to § 96 (2) sentence 3 AktG.