More female employees
Within the scope of diversity management KUKA is working on further increasing the number of women in the workforce and in leadership positions.
Worldwide, the general share of women in KUKA Group was 19 percent in 2019 (VDMA Benchmark 2017: 16,5 percent). Globally, for the first management level below the Executive Board and Management Boards the share is 19 percent and on the second level it is 17 percent.
The share of female apprentices for commercial-technical professions at KUKA dropped slightly in 2019 to 13 percent after many years of above-average numbers. Overall, we had fewer applicants than in the previous year. With our annual events such as participation in Girls’ Day and with work experience placements for girls, practical days, robot days and our cooperation with girls’ schools, our intention is to appeal to more female students to increase their share.