MAFEX ENCOMPASSES 112 COMPANIES THAT COVER THE ENTIRE VALUE CHAIN OF THE SECTOR. THEY CURRENTLY REPRESENT 8% OF THE INDUSTRIAL GDP AND DIRECTLY EMPLOY MORE THAN 30,000 PEOPLE IN SPAIN.
Mafex – the association that represents the Spanish railway industry with currently 111 companies including the main manufacturers of rolling stock and companies providing railway solutions and services – has endorsed the “Equal Opportunities Manifesto in the Mobility Sector” promoted by EJE&CON | Asociación Española de Ejecutiv@s y Consejer@s (EJE&CON) (Spanish Association of Executives and Consultants) during the event held today at the headquarters of the Engineering College of Roads, Canals and Ports of Madrid.
The aforementioned document aims to strengthen the presence of women in the mobility sector. It currently represents only 22% and is instead the largest user in mobility. Therefore, it is essential to promote equality with the application of good practices generating greater talent, diversity and therefore greater richness and added value to mobility.
In the words of Víctor Ruiz, President of Mafex “the Spanish railway industry, in tune with the advances in employment, is firmly committed to diversity and equal opportunities. A diverse workforce, made up of multidisciplinary teams that helps strengthen productivity and business results, as it brings together the best talent in the same direction.”
The event has had the participation in the closing ceremony of Raquel Sánchez Jiménez, Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, as well as the interventions of Cristina Sancho, President of EJE&CON and María Dolores Esteban Pérez, Dean of the Engineering College of Roads, Canals and Ports of Madrid. To complete the conference and prior to the signing of the manifesto, a panel of experts from the mobility sector formed by Maria Luisa Domínguez, President of Adif, Isaac Centellas, Head of Facilities and Information Systems of Madrid Metro, Ana Rodríguez Aranegui, President of mINerva red de mujeres IN (mINerva Engineering women network), Rosalía Gonzalo, Executive Director of Madrid Calle 30, Javier Conde, P&O County Head of Siemens Mobility, Gema Orduñez del Pino, Head of Diversity at Renfe, and Ángel Luis Arias Serrano, Managing Director of Enaire.
This initiative has been very well received by railway companies and institutions that are members of Mafex such as Alstom, ArcelorMittal, Caf, Comsa, Elecnor Deimos, Indra, Ingerop, Inser Rail, Revenga, Segula, Sener, Sice, Siemens, Tecnivial, Thales, Wabtec and Zeleros who have also signed the manifesto.