IHS is committed to an active equal treatment and equality policy, taking into account relevant diversity characteristics in accordance with the Equal Treatment Act, as well as a fundamentally non-discriminatory organizational culture. Melanie Gadringer and Petra Hirzer have been appointed as the Institute's Equal Opportunity Officers for the period 2022-2025.
The Equal Opportunity Officers are responsible for the following areas, among others:
- Providing expert advice to the Institute's management and preparing annual equality reports.
- Development and evaluation of plans and measures in the area of diversity management
- Contact point for any form of characteristic-related disadvantage or discrimination
Details can be found in the current IHS equality plan.