schillingreport 2022 – Transparency at the Top


The Executive and Supervisory Boards of the largest Swiss Companies and the Public Sector

Breakthrough on all fronts in the generation project on the way to a balanced gender mix. The SMI companies point the way: In their management boards, the share of women climbs by 5 percentage points (+36 %) to 19 %, and on the supervisory board the threshold of 30 % is crossed – 3 years before the end of the transition period. Among the 100 largest employers in Switzerland, for the first time more companies (34 %) employ at least 2 women on their management boards than none (31 %). At the same time, the share of women on their management boards increases by 4 percentage points to 17 % (+31 %). Assuming the same development, the companies should reach the required threshold of 20 % by 2024 at the latest, 6 years before the end of the transition period. In the private sector, the share of women on the supervisory board rises to 26 % (+2 percentage points); here, too, the threshold of 30 % will be reached as early as 2024. The public sector already has 23 % women in top executive positions.

The schillingreport has been collecting data on the composition of the executive boards and boards of directors of the approximately 100 largest Swiss employers since 2006. The analyses show how these bodies have developed over the last 17 years, with a special focus on gender diversity and the proportion of foreigners on the executive floors. For the sixth time, the schillingreport compares the management bodies of the private sector with those of public administrations, as well as the gender diversity pipeline.

The schillingreport ensures transparency at the top.

Further information can be found in the schillingreport 2022 and under Media Release.