Headline: Equality

Promoting equality of opportunity is crucial to fostering a sustainable and fair society. RIFS is inspired by the vision of a world in which all employees enjoy equal opportunities and a good work-life balance and in which diversity is acknowledged and accepted.

The GFZ and RIFS are committed to achieving gender parity across their workforce and actively promote equality in the workplace. Increasing the share of female employees, especially in management positions, is a central objective of this policy. Efforts to improve employees’ work-life balance through flexible working arrangements and other measures are defining aspects of the Institute's workplace culture. Gender equality, diversity, and discrimination are treated as cross-cutting issues at RIFS and play a role in all relevant strategic decisions and processes.

The GFZ Equal Opportunities Plan will apply to RIFS from 1 January 2023.