Gender equality and diversity

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Adif Alta Velocidad is committed to promoting the necessary conditions for effective equality between women and men, as well as to banishing any kind of discrimination. This challenge is a priority for Adif's people management strategy, corporate culture, and social commitment.
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People are the engine of Adif Alta Velocidad, as reflected in the 2030 Strategic Plan, and achieving full equality and diversity is one of the challenges that the company has set for itself. Given the sector Adif Alta Velocidad operates in, the company has a predominantly male workforce. Although female representation is progressing (29%), it is doing so more slowly than the company would like.
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The objective is to speed up the pace so that the gender gap is narrowed, especially in certain professions, and to continue the ongoing trend of increasing female leadership, currently at 27%.

Initiatives

The commitment to a diverse and inclusive company is made possible through the following initiatives:

Education

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Adif Alta Velocidad is closely linked to the education sector to make the railway and its values known to the school and university population. Familiarizing younger generations with railway infrastructure and safety, respect for the environment, social cohesion, equality and diversity, public service, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is an investment in the present and future of our company.
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We want to stimulate interest in railway professions, particularly in engineering and technical disciplines (STEM), with a special focus on girls and young women. Our goal is to attract female talent, increase the number of women in scientific and technological professions, and promote female leadership.
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We also work to strengthen the presence of Adif Alta Velocidad and the railway sector in the academic world, by collaborating with human and pedagogical resources to spread the concept of sustainable mobility and infrastructures, and to convey the vision and needs of the company to universities.

Projects

This commitment to education is articulated through projects such as the following:

Collaboration with the Women and Engineering Program of the Royal Academy of Engineering:

Adherence to the “STEAM Alliance for female talent. Girls standing for science,” an initiative aimed at reducing the existing gender gap in these disciplines.

Professional Internship Program at Adif Alta Velocidad.