January 27, 2021

Grifols is included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for its commitment to gender equality

  • For the first time, Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index (GEI) acknowledges Grifols for its commitment and endeavor towards gender equality and wage parity, female leadership and talent promotion, among others
  • 60% of Grifols’ workforce is made up of women
  • Grifols is also part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), Vigeo Euronext and FTSE4Good

Barcelona, January 27, 2021.- Grifols (MCE: GRF, MCE: GRF.P, NASDAQ: GRFS), a global healthcare leader in the production of plasma-derived medicines with a proven track record of more than 100 years dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of people worldwide, is now a part of 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the first time ever.

The index recognizes Grifols’ commitment to the advancement of women in the labor market through the development of policies and initiatives to promote women’s professional careers and greater female representation across the organization. Likewise, it has valued the efforts and progress that the company has been making in recent years to continue advancing in equality and wage parity; increasing female leadership and talent promotion; and applying policies against workplace harassment and campaigns to support women; among others.

For Grifols, its people is one of its main assets and 60% of its employees are women who among them, 98% have permanent contracts.

This recognition reflects Grifols’ solid commitment for gender equality, which has always been present in more than one hundred years of history. This proves the merit and talent of female leadership that Grifols has today, while the new Diversity and Inclusion Plan will spark further progress in this area.

This new recognition also bolsters Grifols’ efforts to continue contributing to the enforcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the United Nations, integrated into its strategy, in particular SDG 5 which corresponds to gender equality in the workplace.

The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index brings transparency to gender-related practices and policies in terms of gender equality and diversity at publicly-listed companies, increasing the quality of information related to environmental, social, governance (ESG) criteria available to capital markets.

In Bloomberg’s gender reporting framework, a total of 59 metrics across five dimensions are analyzed: salary equality and gender parity, inclusive culture and integration, female leadership and talent pool, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand. The evaluation for 2021 has included 380 companies from 11 different sectors across 44 countries.

This GEI scoring methodology allows investors to assess company performance and compare across industry peer groups.

Grifols has already been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe, Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 and Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 since December 2020 and on the sustainability indices FTSE4Good Global, FTSE4Good Europe and FTSE4Good Ibex since 2018.