K+S Receives Award for Women’s Career Advancement Opportunities
July 1, 2013 — (Source: K+S) — K+S Aktiengesellschaft has received an award from Kristina Schröder, Federal Minister of Family Affairs, for particular achievements and successes in promoting career development opportunities for women. Dr. Thomas Nöcker, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, responsible for human resources, accepted the special “most ambitious new direction” award in connection with the first women’s career index survey in Berlin.
The Minister praised the “great progress made by K+S Aktiengesellschaft in recent years” with respect to better career development opportunities for women within the company. Thus, the proportion of female senior managers at K+S in Germany increased from 7.2% in 2010 to 10.0% in 2012. Recognition was also expressed for the particular efforts made by K+S to encourage women to take up up mining jobs. Until 2009, no women were allowed to be employed underground, save for a few exceptions.
“We are pleased to have received this award, which acknowledges, in a special way, our efforts to increase the proportion of women in the entire workforce and in management positions here in Germany,” said Dr. Thomas Nöcker.
K+S is one of the world’s leading suppliers of standard and speciality fertilizers. In the salt business, K+S is the world’s leading producer with sites in Europe as well as North and South America. K+S offers a comprehensive range of goods and services for agriculture, industry, and private consumers, which provides growth opportunities in virtually every sphere of daily life. Worldwide, the K+S Group employs more than 14,000 people. The K+S share – the commodities stock on the German DAX index – is listed on all German stock exchanges (ISIN: DE000KSAG888, symbol: SDF). More information about K+S at www.k-plus-s.com.
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