Vinci Energies Deutschland

PROUT EMPLOYER Vinci Energies Deutschland

“As the Group’s German division, we also want to take a stand and to position ourselves clearly against discrimination.”

Stefan Falk, who was born in 1968, has been head of the Fire Protection Solutions Group since 2005. After completing his engineering studies, he started his career in 1994 at a large provider of fire protection solutions, which he left after six years in various management positions. In 2001, he joined Calanbau Brandschutzanlagen GmbH and was appointed as its managing director in 2004. Under his leadership, additional companies were acquired in the same market segment and consolidated in the Fire Protection Solutions Group.
On 1 January 2016, Stefan Falk was appointed as managing director of VINCI Energies Deutschland Schutzsysteme and became chairman of the management of the G+H Group.
Since 2017, he has been managing director of VINCI Energies Deutschland together with Frank Westphal.

What prompted you to become a PROUT EMPLOYER?

Stefan Falk: Our VINCI Group pursues a determined policy of equality that takes action against any form of discrimination in employment and occupation. Diversity is valued and promoted at VINCI. As the Group’s German division, we also want to take a stand and to position ourselves clearly against discrimination.

Can you tell us about an initiative regarding equal opportunities in the workplace for LGBTIQ people that has already been successful in your company?

Stefan Falk: Specifically, we supported a person on their journey to coming out. We would like to offer all employees equal opportunities and give them the chance to come out and be able to communicate openly.

“We want to demonstrate that this issue is important to us. Equal opportunities is not just a slogan, but something we commit to every day.”

How are you hoping to get specific support from PROUT AT WORK?

Stefan Falk: We would like to use the network to share experiences with other companies and to be able to continue to make progress ourselves.

 

What objectives are you pursuing with the PROUT EMPLOYER cooperation?

Stefan Falk: We want to demonstrate that this issue is important to us. Equal opportunities is not just a slogan, but something we commit to every day.

What activities are there at VINCI Energies Deutschland with regard to LGBT*IQ diversity?

Stefan Falk: As demonstrated by the VINCI Ethics Charter and many other measures, the subject of diversity is now an integral component of our manager training programmes. In France, VINCI has a network of more than 200 diversity officers whose main duty is to sharpen awareness and to hold diversity training in the individual divisions and companies of the group. We now want to promote and support this topic in Germany.

Why is it a matter close to your heart to support LGBT*IQ?

Stefan Falk: Because I have experienced in my private and professional life that people find it hard to talk about being different and are reserved in their working environment. Employees who are happy and feel comfortable are able to work more successfully.

Mr Falk, many thanks for talking to us!

Vinci Energies Deutschland

PROUT EMPLOYER Vinci Energies Deutschland

“As the Group’s German division, we also want to take a stand and to position ourselves clearly against discrimination.”

Stefan Falk, who was born in 1968, has been head of the Fire Protection Solutions Group since 2005. After completing his engineering studies, he started his career in 1994 at a large provider of fire protection solutions, which he left after six years in various management positions. In 2001, he joined Calanbau Brandschutzanlagen GmbH and was appointed as its managing director in 2004. Under his leadership, additional companies were acquired in the same market segment and consolidated in the Fire Protection Solutions Group.
On 1 January 2016, Stefan Falk was appointed as managing director of VINCI Energies Deutschland Schutzsysteme and became chairman of the management of the G+H Group.
Since 2017, he has been managing director of VINCI Energies Deutschland together with Frank Westphal.

Was hat Sie dazu bewegt PROUT EMPLOYER zu werden?

 

Stefan Falk: Unser Konzern VINCI betreibt eine entschlossene Gleichstellungspolitik die gegen jede Form der Diskriminierung in Beschäftigung und Beruf vorgeht. Vielfalt wird bei VINCI geschätzt und gefördert. Wir als deutsche Konzernsparte wollen auch Flagge zeigen und uns klar gegen Diskriminierung positionieren.

Mit welcher Initiative in Bezug auf LGBT*IQ-Chancengleichheit am Arbeitsplatz hatten Sie in Ihrem Unternehmen bereits Erfolg?

 

Stefan Falk: Wir haben konkret eine betroffene Person auf ihrem Weg zum coming-out begleitet. Wir möchten allen Mitarbeiter_innen Chancengleichheit bieten, ihnen die Möglichkeit geben sich zu outen und offen kommunizieren zu können.

“Wir wollen zeigen, dass uns dieses Thema wichtig ist. Chancengleichheit ist nicht nur eine Floskel, sondern gelebte Praxis.”

Wobei erhofft ihr euch/ erhoffen Sie sich konkrete Unterst√ľtzung von PROUT AT WORK?

 

Stefan Falk: Wir möchten das Netzwerk nutzen, um uns mit anderen Unternehmen auszutauschen und und uns weiterentwickeln zu können.

Welche Ziele verfolgen Sie mit der PROUT EMPLOYER-Kooperation?

 

Stefan Falk: Wir wollen zeigen, dass uns dieses Thema wichtig ist. Chancengleichheit ist nicht nur eine Floskel, sondern gelebte Praxis.

Welche Aktivitäten gibt es bei VINCI Energies Deutschland zu LGBT*IQ-Diversity?

 

Stefan Falk: Durch die VINCI Ethik Charta und viele weitere Maßnahmen ist das Thema Diversity heute fester Bestandteil der Managertrainingsprogramme. In Frankreich hat VINCI ein Netz von mehr als 200 Diversity-Beauftragten, deren Hauptaufgabe in der Bewusstseinsschärfung und Diversity Training in den einzelnen Sparten und Unternehmen des Konzerns besteht. Wir möchten nun in Deutschland das Thema vorantreiben und fördern.

Warum ist es f√ľr Sie eine Herzensangelegenheit LGBT*IQ zu unterst√ľtzen?

 

Stefan Falk:¬†Weil ich in meinem privaten und beruflichen Umfeld erlebt habe, dass es Personen schwer f√§llt, √ľber ihre Andersartigkeit zu sprechen und beruflich zur√ľckhaltend sind. Mitarbeiter_innen die zufrieden sind und sich wohlf√ľhlen, k√∂nnen erfolgreicher arbeiten.

Lieber Herr Falk, vielen Dank f√ľr das Gespr√§ch!