The LLB Group employs people from 34 nations. Our success is based on this diversity. Tolerance, appreciation, respectfulness, open-mindedness and diversity are fundamental values of our corporate culture. Even if we do not have a specific programme in place to promote diversity, people of different nationalities working together have been commonplace at our Group for many years. Thirty-two percent of our employees are Liechtenstein nationals, 45 percent Swiss and 12 percent are Austrian nationals.
Every day, numerous professionals commute from eastern Switzerland (182) and the Austrian state of Vorarlberg (65) to their work at LLB in Vaduz. We aim to create an environment of appreciation for all employees, regardless of their nationality, age, gender, educational background, etc. The different skills, cultures and viewpoints of individual employees make the LLB Group an innovative company. In 2015, we plan to further optimize the development and integration of the teams for our growth markets Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East.
At 45 percent, the proportion of women working for LLB is relatively high, although women are still underrepresented in leadership positions. However, such factors as demographic change and the growing number of well-educated women are bound to affect change in this area in the next few years. The principle of equal opportunities is a cornerstone of our corporate culture.
The Board of Directors of LLB, which is exchange listed, is characterized by an above-average proportion of women, representing about 30 percent of the total number of directors.