Key to the success of Airbus is our cultural diversity. Our global team is made up of employees from more than 100 nationalities who speak 20 languages. And as a top management priority, diversity allows us to forge powerful collaborations.
We encourage inclusion and respect for how individual differences contribute to our collective performance. And although our headquarters and main manufacturing sites are based in Europe, we conduct business all over the world.
We are particularly committed to advancing women in the workplace. This year, our target for women employees is 25%. This figure is higher than the proportion of female students on European aeronautical courses, which averages around 15 to 18%.
While our recruitment process is fair and robust, there may be employment restrictions – for example, visas and work permits – for certain nationalities. We do not discriminate against such individuals, but we must adhere to laws administered by governments.