The Human Rights state that women and men have equal rights. Despite these rights women are often treated as less. We divide gender equality into ‘big equality’ and ‘minor equality’. Big equality in third world countries and smaller equalities in the more developed counties.
Facility Management is a field where men often fulfil decision-making positions. In the last decade we noticed a shift. Nowadays more women are offered management positions in Facility Management. Nevertheless, in the field of Facility Management the goal from the Dutch Government of 30% women in top management (board and supervisory directors) is not achieved.
Women at the top
Facilicom Group is one of the biggest integrated facility companies in the Netherlands. As one of the leading organisations in Facility Management they feel naturally obliged to include gender equality in their business culture. Which is seen in their female/male ratio of the Executive board: 40% of the Executive board is represented by female members.
On top of their female/male ratio efforts they want to commit themselves to cultural diversity. At this moment there are 90 different nationalities working at Facilicom. Yet the 40 managers in the upper layers of the organisation are mostly (and unintentionally) of Western origin. Facilicom Group aims to increase the number of cultural diversity before 2025.