News › JENOPTIK • big­gest impro­ve­ment in the Ger­man Women Career Index (FKi)

With mea­su­res for more diver­sity, such as spe­ci­fic tar­gets for a group-wide diver­sity rate and the signing of the Ger­man “Diver­sity Char­ter”, the Jen­op­tik Group is dri­ving cul­tu­ral change and shows the grea­test leap for­ward among all par­ti­ci­pants with plus 11 points.

Maria Kol­ler, Exe­cu­tive Vice Pre­si­dent, Head of Glo­bal Human Resour­ces, and Les­lie Ilt­gen, Vice Pre­si­dent Inves­tor Rela­ti­ons & Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons, recei­ved the award at the digi­tal FKi Con­fe­rence on March 4.

With high prio­rity and sup­port from the Exe­cu­tive Board, the Jen­op­tik Group is pur­suing many initia­ti­ves that pro­mote more diver­sity and the care­ers of women, thus con­tri­bu­ting to a modern cor­po­rate cul­ture. Maria Kol­ler: “We can only achieve the cul­tu­ral change we need for our glo­bal growth stra­tegy with more diver­sity in all hier­ar­chies. That’s why we’re pushing this issue for the ent­ire company.”

Jen­op­tik in Ger­many was audi­ted by FKi once again in 2020 and – with now 79 index points – achie­ved a signi­fi­cantly bet­ter result than in the pre­vious year (68 points). The plus of 11 points in total resul­ted in the award for Jen­op­tik for the big­gest impro­ve­ment over the pre­vious year. With a score of 79 points, Jen­op­tik is also above the average of com­pa­ra­ble com­pa­nies in Ger­many, which is 77 index points.

Maria Kol­ler: “We defi­ned clear goals and under­pin­ned them with spe­ci­fic mea­su­res both in the manage­ment and orga­niz­a­tio­nal struc­tures. Diver­sity does not hap­pen on its own. That’s why the topic will remain in focus for us in 2021.”

With over 30 per­cent in Ger­many, Jen­op­tik has a com­pa­ra­tively high pro­por­tion of women for an indus­trial com­pany accord­ing to the FKi’s assess­ment. This is also to be achie­ved for glo­bal manage­ment posi­ti­ons in the future: The average per­cen­tage of mana­gers with an inter­na­tio­nal back­ground and female mana­gers is to incre­ase across the Jen­op­tik Group in the com­ing years from 27.8 per­cent today to 30 per­cent by 2022 and 33 per­cent by 2025.

Since 2021, the FKi, under the patro­nage of the Ger­man Federal Minis­try for Family Affairs, Senior Citi­zens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), has hono­red com­pa­nies for their efforts to incre­ase the num­ber of women in lea­ders­hip. The results of FKi prove that those com­pa­nies which pro­mote per­mea­bi­lity for women’s care­ers in the com­pany create agile struc­tures and an open cor­po­rate cul­ture overall.

FKi is a dif­fe­ren­tia­ted mea­su­re­ment instru­ment with which the deve­lo­p­ment of women in dif­fe­rent manage­ment levels can be ana­ly­sed and how cul­tu­ral chan­ges pro­gress, and how open­ness to trans­for­ma­tion and inno­va­tion emer­ges. The approx. 40-page data form uses sub-indi­ces to look at various aspects of the com­pany, such as sta­tus and dyna­mics, com­mit­ment, and gene­ral conditions.

Jen­op­tik pro­mo­tes an appre­cia­tive and pre­ju­dice-free working envi­ron­ment that values talent on the basis of its per­for­mance – regard­less of age, gen­der and gen­der iden­tity, eth­nic ori­gin and natio­na­lity, reli­gion and ideo­logy, sexual ori­en­ta­tion and iden­tity or phy­si­cal abi­li­ties. This is why Jen­op­tik signed the Diver­sity Char­ter in August 2020 and is thus part of that employer initia­tive to pro­mote diver­sity in com­pa­nies and institutions.

About Jen­op­tik

Opti­cal tech­no­lo­gies are the very basis of our busi­ness: Jen­op­tik is a glo­bally active tech­no­logy group and is active in the three pho­to­nics-based divi­si­ons: Light & Optics, Light & Pro­duc­tion and Light & Safety. Under the TRIOPTICS brand, Jen­op­tik also offers opti­cal test and manu­fac­tu­ring sys­tems for the qua­lity con­trol of len­ses, objec­ti­ves and camera modu­les. VINCORION is the brand for our mecha­tro­nic busi­ness. Our key tar­get mar­kets pri­ma­rily include the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try, medi­cal tech­no­logy, auto­mo­tive and mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring, traf­fic, avia­tion as well as secu­rity and defense tech­no­logy indus­tries. Around 4,400 employees work for Jen­op­tik world­wide. The Group’s head­quar­ters are in Jena (Ger­many). JENOPTIK AG is lis­ted on the Ger­man Stock Exchange in Frank­furt and is inclu­ded in the SDax and TecDax. In the 2020 fis­cal year, Jen­op­tik gene­ra­ted reve­nue of approx. 767 mil­lion euros accord­ing to preli­mi­nary figures.


Les­lie Iltgen
Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons & Inves­tor Relations
+49 3641 65–2255