As described elsewhere in this Annual Report, PostNL believes in the strength of diversity and inclusion. We respect and value differences between people, as they make our organisation stronger, more innovative and more appealing. This also translates into our aim for diversity in the composition of the Executive Committee, Board of Management and Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board seeks to promote diversity among the members of the Executive Committee, Board of Management and Supervisory Board with regard to age, sex, level of expertise and experience, and nationality. We aim to create a balance, to the extent possible, in which the diversity referred to above is expressed and where the objective is to comply, at the very least, with the statutory requirements. For more information please refer to our Diversity and Inclusion policy which can be found on the website.
At year-end 2022 PostNL’s Board of Management had two members, of which one was female, i.e. 50% of the seats filled by women. The Executive Committee had eight members, of which three were female, i.e. 37.5% of the seats filled by women. The Supervisory Board has seven members, of which three are women, i.e. 42.9% of the seats filled by women. Consequently, as per year-end 2022, the Board of Management, the Executive Committee and Supervisory Board had a balanced representation of men and women.
As follows from PostNL’s diversity policy and the profile of the Supervisory Board, diversity is taken into account when selecting candidates in case of a vacancy in the Executive Committee, Board of Management and Supervisory Board. Ultimately, the capacities of the selected candidates are assessed irrespective of the candidate's gender and the most qualified candidates will be nominated for appointment.
Per 1 January 2022, new legislation in the Netherlands came into force in relation to a balanced representation of men and women in Supervisory Boards, Boards of Management and senior management. The legislation introduced a binding diversity quota for the Supervisory Board, whereby at least one third of the members of the Supervisory Board should be male, and at least one third of the members should be female. Also, large companies such as PostNL should determine an ambitious and appropriate target (in the form of a target number) to promote gender diversity in the Board of Management and senior management. As mentioned above, PostNL complies with the binding diversity quota for the Supervisory Board. Also, PostNL has determined ambitious and appropriate target numbers for the Board of Management and senior management. More information on the implementation of the diversity policy can be found in chapter 'Social value'.