EDEN IAS

NEWS IMPULSE – GERMANY’S NEW BOARDROOM QUOTA FOR WOMEN | 26 NOVEMBER

Syllabus Section: Society

WHY IN NEWS?

Germany is planning to impose a mandatory quota for the number of women working in senior management positions in the country’s listed firms.

ABOUT NEW BOARDROOM QUOTA

• In case executive boards of the listed companies have more than three members, one of them must be a women.

• Companies in which the federal government has a stake will require a supervisory board quota of at least 30 percent and minimum participation in executive boards.

NEED FOR SUCH A QUOTA IN GERMANY

• Since 2015, Germany, which Europe’s biggest economy, has had a voluntary quota of 30 per cent for women on supervisory boards.

• The new provision will build upon this already existing voluntary quota.

Source: Indian Express

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