Knowledge is our Company's engine on the R&D Autobahn to Cure. On our first German Diversity Day, one of our first projects we implemented, raised our peoples’ awareness on diversity topics: Now, everyone @ Evotec has the chance to test themself in our virtual Evotec-specific Diversity quiz. For our second time celebrating diversity, we joined the EU Diversity Month with weekly activities for awareness, education and discussion for employees at all our sites via our internal channels.
Additionally, we joined the Proud Science Alliance in 2022, and together with their members, we attended Pride in London.
Related to the second action, Evotec is committed to be an inclusive employer, and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population. We believe that by embracing diversity in all its aspects, we can best nourish diversity of thought irrespective of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics. This creates the best mix of skills, talent, ideas, creativity and dedication, which makes us strong as ONE for further growth. To underline this, Evotec publicly committed itself to be an attractive and diverse employer by signing the German Diversity Charter in 2020.
Our working environment is defined by respect, cooperation, openness and flexibility in the way we think and act. Whether in recruiting, staff development, promotion or pay – Evotec practices equity. In 2020, we launched a project to analyse our pay structure at the group level, including factors such as gender, seniority, performance, position level, and others.
At the end of 2021, Evotec’s workforce represented 81 different nationalities (2020: 75 nationalities), which increased to 84 as of 30 June. With regard to gender diversity, 54% of our global workforce are women. The average age of Evotec’s people at the end of 2021 was 38.6 years. 1.6% of our people have a recognised disability. These figures are the beginning to measure our development.