Some key issues - People

Key issues


Recently, gender inequality in the workplace has decreased worldwide: female employment in Europe has reached levels never recorded before, settling at 64%, while in the United States remains at only 57%. However, the path towards full appreciation of female talents is not yet completed, if we consider that the percentage of women who hold key positions in public institutions in European countries is less than 30%, and only 21% of executives in big companies are women.

Comparison of female vs male employment in Europe

Eurostat, Employment statistics
Women's Bureau, Labor Force Participation Rates

One of the main factors in reducing inequality in the labour market is the availability of organisational tools and solutions that can implement an effective balance between work and private life.

In the absence of active policies that can facilitate a persistent presence of women in the labour market, female employment will increase at a slow pace, reaching 67% in 2023 and exceeding 70% only in 2060.


A work environment inclusive and respectful of everyone’s dignity shall have, as basic prerequisite, full implementation of workers’ safety, health and wellbeing. The manufacturing sector, along with construction and transportation, is the one at the highest risk of non fatal accidents in the workplace: within the manufacturing industries, the rate of accidents in the workplace is 20% in Europe and 25% in the United States.

About 20% of accidents in the workplace in Europe occurs in the manufacturing

Eurostat, Accidents at work statistics