Lausanne 17 June 2019 – The Straumann Group is among the top three companies in this year’s accolades for diversity and governance awarded by the Cercle Suisse des Administratrices (CSDA). Presented for a fifth consecutive year, the CSDA Awards recognize companies whose share of women on the Board of Directors is at least a quarter and which pursue a policy in favour of women in management positions. The CSDA aims to promote female Board Membership by recognizing companies with outstanding diversity policies.
At the prize ceremony in Lausanne today, Monique Bourquin, Member of the Board and its Human Resources & Compensation Committee, received Straumann’s award on behalf of the Group. Straumann was a runner-up to this year’s outright winner, Caran d'Ache, where two of seven Board Members are women and the proportion of female managers is almost 30%.
By contrast, two of Straumann’s eight directors are women and 32% of the Group’s Management team is female. This is considerably higher than the average for Swiss companies, where women hold less than 17% and 26% of the Board and operational management positions respectively.
Straumann was commended for its policy of training and promoting women's careers through its global talent development program and ‘#PowerUp–women@straumann’ initiative, which focuses on training for career advancement, networking, sharing, learning, and mentoring for females, as well as improving solutions for parental time-out and working flexibility.
The Straumann Group strives for a player-learner culture that builds trust and collaboration. With more than 6000 employees worldwide, it knows that diversity adds value and supports its ability to serve an increasingly diverse, growing customer base. Its also believes that mixed gender teams enhance innovation and profitability and that female leaders help to fuel the company’s success.
The Straumann Group (SIX: STMN) is a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions that restore smiles and confidence. It unites global and international brands that stand for excellence, innovation and quality in replacement, corrective and digital dentistry, including Straumann, Neodent, Anthogyr, Medentika, ClearCorrect, Dental Wings, and other fully/partly owned companies and partners. In collaboration with leading clinics, institutes and universities, the Group researches, develops, manufactures and supplies dental implants, instruments, CADCAM prosthetics, biomaterials and digital solutions for use in tooth replacement and restoration or to prevent tooth loss. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Group’s products, solutions and services are available in more than 100 countries through a broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners.