Diversity is a central part of our corporate culture

As an internationally operating company, diversity, an inclusive attitude and fair treatment of each other are a central part of our corporate culture and equally prerequisites for our long-term success.

When we talk about diversity, we mean a balanced mix of people of different ages, nationalities and ethnicities, gender, physical and mental abilities, religion and worldview, sexual orientation and gender identity, and social background. All employees and every applicant should be given fair opportunities for access and development - regardless of individual backgrounds. Our goal is the inclusion of everyone without discrimination. Because we want to overcome barriers and create equal opportunities.

Our Purpose and our Guiding Principles are lived by our employees and form an essential cornerstone for diversity in our company. We want to foster a culture of belonging where everyone feels empowered to reach their full potential. We are convinced that this will have an impact on our success as a global service provider and employer.

Diversity dimensions

Click on one of the hedlines and get more information about the various diversity dimensions. 

Age is a dimension that affects us all, because our company and our teams are made up of people of different ages and generations who need to work together as effectively, creatively and dynamically as possible.

Nationality refers to a person's official citizenship and is therefore independent of ethnicity, which refers to a person's identity-based ancestry, including factors such as language, culture, customs and more. BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) is a political self-designation. It describes a common experience of racially discriminated people.

Gender describes a person's physical characteristics and gender identity. It goes beyond the binary categories of man and woman and includes non-binary, transgender, intersex and agender people.

People have different cognitive and physical abilities. These different conditions have an impact on our daily lives and work. This dimension refers to physical and mental conditions (congenital, chronic or acute) that can affect our performance in a non-inclusive environment. Examples include: limited mobility or cognition, neurodivergence (e.g. autism, ADHD, ...), physical/mental illness, introversion/extraversion and many more.

In addition to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism, this dimension includes all spiritual beliefs as well as atheism and agnosticism. All forms of belief have an influence on the reality of a person's life or their social position.

LGBTQIA+ is the abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual. The + leaves room for other visible or invisible identities, orientations and allies. This dimension is therefore about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Social background refers to the socio-cultural and economic heritage that every person brings with them through birth and socialization. This includes factors such as a person's wealth or income as well as their level of education or that of their family.

Birgit Bohle, Board member for Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Labor Director

Diversity Guideline and Campaign Connected As One

An article by Birgit Bohle, Board member for Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Labor Director.