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Diversity & Inclusion

Open-minded, open to all

EQR supports diversity and inclusion, and our employment opportunities are open to all qualified candidates, regardless of individual characteristics and differences including, but not limited to, gender, race, social origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or personality.

Why should we deprive ourselves of talents that are key to our success?

“We are not aspiring to be the biggest financial group; we want to be a responsible company we all feel proud to work for.”

An inclusive workplace creates the foundation for employee satisfaction and fulfilment. This in turn fosters a more creative and competitive working environment.

We aim to provide career opportunities and advancement based on merit and, aided by our ownership and governance structure, with a long-term focus. Our search for the best talent knows no boundaries.

Ongoing initiatives

To help all staff thrive at EQR, we have put in place multiple initiatives.

  • Several diversity committees whose mission is to encourage and maintain a fair and inclusive working environment, and help expand their own diversity vision.

  • Introduction of flexible working arrangements, such as flexible hours, working from home, annualised part-time or unpaid leave.

  • Training, especially for senior managers and hiring managers, on inclusive leadership and ensuring they are aware of unconscious bias.

  • An internal Women Sponsoring platform that fosters contact between women as a way of promoting networking, training and development.

  • A 20-day paternity leave, to be taken within 12 months following the birth or adoption.

 

  • Measures for mothers returning from maternity leave to help smooth the transition back to work.

 

  • Emergency childcare services.

 

  • Membership of Advance, an association of Swiss companies whose objective is to actively increase the share of women in leading positions.

 

  • Participation in information-sharing networks with other firms or associations to ensure that we can benefit from their experience or advice.

 

  • Partnering with organizations helping the objective of creating a pipeline of diverse, future talent and providing career opportunities to a broader demographic.