Equal Opportunities

«At Empa all employees are accorded the same appreciation and respect and the best possible opportunities for development, irrespective of gender, nationality, language, location, profession, hierarchical position and age.» – Gian-Luca Bona, CEO

Needless to say that this also goes for the ban on discrimination based on religion, cultural affinities, disability or social background. Our equal opportunities activities focus on ensuring that all empoyees of Empa are afforded the same status.

The following goals are currently important in the field of equal opportunities, gender management and diversity at Empa:

  • Empa promotes women at all levels and hierarchies and ensures a substantial increase in senior management positions.
  • Empa promotes flexible working-hour models, which enable its staff to reconcile their careers and family life at all levels and regardless of gender. It provides a sufficient range of childcare facilities. This flexibility can, of course, also be used to balance a career with caring for a dependent.
  • Empa fosters a multicultural philosophy and encourages diversity.

These objectives are described in more detail in Empa’s Action Plan 2017-2020.

The ETH Domain aims to improve the gender balance among its members by increasing the share of women in education and in research, as well as in management positions. Ensuring equal opportunities for women and men within the ETH Domain is a prerequisite for achieving this objective. Gender Strategy 2017-2020.pdf

If you have any problems, questions or feedback, please get in touch with the equal opportunities office.

Some Highligts – and Further Information

  • Am 14. November  2019 findet wieder ein Zukunftstag an den Standorten Dübendorf, St. Gallen und Thun statt.

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