Given our position as the leading postal and logistics services provider, we were able to employ some 10,000 more employees in the reporting year as compared to 2015. Our global workforce, which now totals 508,036 employees, comprises 65% men and 35% women. The average age is 41. We have some 330,000 employees in Europe, making it the Group’s largest region in terms of employment numbers. Of these, around 211,000 employees are based in Germany, where our headquarters are located.
We offer men and women the same opportunities and career perspectives. In upper and middle management, the share of women in executive positions is 21.1%. We also strive to make the jobs and working models we offer more attractive to women, and to prepare suitable women employees for leadership roles.
One reason we are able to attract employees all over the world is that both our business and our workforce are international. In our Bonn headquarters alone, we employ people from approximately 50 different countries.