The POLYTEC GROUP now has a workforce of around 3,900 on four continents. As a result of this internationality, diversity, respect, equality of opportunity and the integration of employees from differing cultures represent integral elements within corporate culture. Any form of personal discrimination whether due to origin, gender, skin colour, age, religion, sexual orientation or handicap is strictly rejected. The employees of the POLYTEC GROUP are regularly trained on these requirements as part of the Code of Conduct.

During recruitment for vacant positions, a focus is placed on a performance orientation, knowledge, skills, equal opportunity and treatment. New team members are selected primarily on the basis of the best possible qualifications and experience, which the candidates can then contribute to the POLYTEC GROUP.

When electing members of the Supervisory Board, the Annual General Meeting has to account for requirements relating to professional and personal qualifications, as well as the balanced specialist composition of the board. Furthermore, diversity aspects have to be taken into reasonable account with regard to the representation of all genders, age structure and internationality. Newly elected Supervisory Board members must inform themselves appropriately regarding the structure and activities of the company and their tasks and responsibilities.

The POLYTEC Holding AG Supervisory Board has had a female member for over seventeen years, who during the 2023 financial year occupied one of the five Supervisory Board positions. This corresponded with a share of female membership of 20%. L-Rule 52 is thus fulfilled, as at present the POLYTEC Holding Supervisory Board does not consist of at least six persons.

In the 2023 financial year a woman was not represented on the POLYTEC Holding AG Board of Directors.

On the 31 December 2023, women accounted for some 48.6% (2022: 50.0%) of the POLYTEC Holding AG workforce. On the same balance sheet date, at the POLYTEC GROUP’s companies women held around 12.2% of the managerial posts (2022: 11.1%) bearing long-term personnel responsibility.

On 31 December 2023, the quota of female employees in the POLYTEC GROUP (excluding leasing personnel) amounted to 26.0% (2022: 24.6%).