Central Employee Data*
Workforce and Management by Gender
In Germany, 37.4% of our employees are female; abroad, the figure is 36.3%. A total of 58% of our employees in Germany are between 30 and 50 years old. Abroad, this figure stands at 53.4%.
Similar to the distribution in our workforce, men are also represented more strongly in management.
Employees by Function and Gender in Germany
The generally low percentage of women in technical careers, which applies all the way from vocational training programs through to management levels, is also reflected in our employee structures.
Employee Turnover by Gender in Germany
In 2012, our employee turnover rate in Germany remained low, at 5.44%. The average length of employment in Germany stands at about 11 years. In addition, 92.5% of our employees in Germany have a permanent employment agreement.
Employees in Germany and Abroad
In 2012, we employed an average of 17,218 employees (full-time equivalent on the reporting date, [previous year: 15,961 employees]). With nearly 11% growth abroad, we continued the trend toward an increasingly international workforce.
* All employment statistics for Germany are based on per-head data as of the reporting date, and all employee information about foreign subsidiaries is based on full-time equivalent data as of the reporting date (December 31, 2012). Deviations from this practice are stated in the text. The statistics apply to 90% of foreign subsidiaries.