PRIF receives award for gender equality

For the fourth time PRIF has proven its commitment to equal opportunities and receives the TOTAL E-QUALITY award.

Photo: TOTAL E-QUALITY Deutschland e.V.

Photo: TOTAL E-QUALITY Deutschland e.V.

Putting equal opportunities into practice at every stage of a scientific or administrative career as well as promoting work-life balance are amongst PRIF’s central duties. Receiving the distinction for the fourth time, the institute has successfully proven its commitment to a progressive and sustainable human resource policy. Moreover, the promotion of women was also praised as one of the institute’s strengths in the previously conducted evaluation by the Leibniz Association.

The TOTAL E-QUALITY award is granted for three years and is the result of a comprehensive application process. PRIF already received the award for its successful equal opportunities policy in 2010, 2013 and 2016.

TOTAL E-QUALITY promotes the self-initiative of institutions and companies to successfully implement gender equality in their human resource and organization policies – without statutory provisions and exceeding these.

TOTAL E-QUALITY Deutschland e.V. aims at establishing and ensuring equality of job opportunities for men and women. Its emphasis is on promoting women in leading positions. Besides work-life balance, it focuses on equal opportunities in personnel recruitment and human resource development, the encouragement of fair conduct at the workplace and the consideration of equal opportunities in the organization principles. TOTAL E-QUALITY stands for Total Quality Management (TQM), amended by the gender equality component.