Equal Opportunities and non-discrimination

Equal Opportunities and non-discrimination

OTE applies its policy for equal opportunities and total respect for human rights to all its employees. In this particularly sensitive area, in order to rise to the challenges and needs of our time, OTE has established a strong internal regulatory framework, which is based on:

  • The OTE Personnel Internal Regulation (PIR-OTE)
  • The Company’s Code of Ethics & Business Conduct
  • The ‘Compliance Management System’ (since July 2009) and approval of a Policy on Averting Conflicts of Interest & Combating Corruption, as of 17 December 2010 (Implementation in 2011).

Further information regarding these Codes, can be found on the following website: http://www.ote.gr/portal/page/portal/InvestorRelation/CorporateGovernance/diafaneiapliroforisi/codeofethics

The regulatory framework prohibits the use of child labour or the employment of youths for hazardous work.

According to the Personnel Internal Regulation (PIR-OTE) “the company respects and guarantees the freedom of political and philosophical beliefs, to the extent specified by the Constitution and applicable legislation.” The right to freely carry out trade-union activities and collective labour negotiations, is not only under no risk, but protected in the best possible manner in our Company, with the full implementation of all the stipulated legislative provisions. All company employees, regardless of the work they perform, are covered by agreements that are based on collective negotiations.

Company employees are immediately informed of important operational changes, through the Intranet, but also through the notification of important Company decisions directly to Departments.

No discrimination incident was reported in 2010 or 2009.

The average age of OTE employees (regular personnel) is 45.46 years.

Average age of OTE employees (regular personnel) per gender
Male 46.71
Female 42.17

The following diagrams show OTE personnel gender distribution with respect to governance bodies and positions of responsibility, as well as male-female distribution for all OTE personnel for 2010.

Personnel distribution per gender

Female 3,004 (27.5%)
Male 7,921 (72.5%)

Positions of responsibility per Gender
  M F TOTAL
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 1   1
GENERAL DIRECTORS 12 2 14
ASS. GENERAL DIRECTORS 4   4
MANAGERS 37 3 40
ASSISTANT MANAGERS 160 35 195
DEPARTMENT HEADS 655 234 889
TOTAL 869 274 1,143
Governance bodies by gender
GOVERNANCE BODIES BY GENDER, 2010 M F TOTAL
Board of Directors 10 0 10
Board Committees 6 0 6
Management Team 12 2 14