The BME technical advisory committee has approved the incorporation of PRISA (the editorial group of EL PAÍS) to the IBEX Gender Equality Index, which will be effective from June 20. In this way, PRISA will be part of the 45 listed companies that will make up this index for having a greater female presence, both on its board of directors and in senior management.
The group has a strong commitment to gender equality and diversity, in line with the Good Governance recommendations of the CNMV and with the new European directive announced this June. The company has a 35.7% female presence on its board of directors and its three committees are chaired by women.
The review has been carried out based on the information published by the CNMV on the presence of women and men in the decision-making bodies of Spanish listed companies, as reported by BME. The universe that is taken as a reference in this diversity indicator calculated by BME is the General Index of the Madrid Stock Exchange (IGBM) and the requirements to form part of it, that companies have between 25% and 75% presence female on its board and between 15% and 85% in senior management.
Until now, 33 companies were part of the index. In 2018, only 10 Spanish listed companies met the requirements to enter the IBEX Gender Equality Index. After the recent review, there are already 45 companies that make it up. In addition to PRISA, Audax Renovables, Alantra, Acciona, Acciona Energía, Clínica Baviera, Cie Automotive, Enagás, Indra, Línea Directa, Libertas 7, Duro Felguera, Nicolás Correa, Deoleo, Sabadell, Tubos Reunidos and Unibox. Still in the index are Aena, Applus Services, BBVA, Bankinter, CaixaBank, Prosegur Cash, Inmobiliaria Colonial, Ebro Foods, Ence, Faes Farma, GAM, Grenergy, IAG, Iberdrola, Inditex, Logista, Lar España, Mapfre, Meliá, Oryzon, PharmaMar, Prim, Red Eléctrica, Repsol, Realia, Santander, Soltec and Telefónica.
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