We hire employees at all hierarchical levels solely based on objective criteria and promote employees based on their skills and expertise alone. Other factors such as background and culture, age, gender, sexual orientation and identity, disability, religion and ideology do not come into play. The average age of ProSiebenSat.1 employees as of December 31, 2018 was 37.1 years (previous year: 36.8 years). Achieving a good balance of men and women within the company and in management positions is also important when it comes to diversity. In 2018, 48.8% (previous year: 48.9%) of employees in the Group were women.