We are part of the initiative “Charta der Vielfalt (Charter of Diversity)“. We share the goal of creating a work environment that is free of prejudice: All volunteers should receive appreciation – regardless of gender, identity, nationality, origin, religion, disability or sexual orientation. We create a climate of acceptance and mutual trust. To this end, the Federal Government issued us with a signed certificate.
Diversity Charter in its text
The diversity of modern society, influenced by globalization and demographic change, shapes economic life in Germany. We can only be economically successful if we recognise and make use of the existing diversity. This concerns the diversity of our workforce and the diverse needs of our customers and business partners.
The implementation of the “Charta der Vielfalt” in our organisation aims to create a working environment that is free of prejudice. All employees should experience appreciation – regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. The recognition and promotion of these diverse potentials creates economic benefits for our organisation. We create a climate of acceptance and mutual trust. This has a positive impact on our reputation among business partners and consumers both in Germany and in other countries of the world.
Within the framework of this Charter, we will:
1. cultivate an organisational culture that is characterised by mutual respect and appreciation of each and every individual. We create the conditions for supervisors and employees to recognise, share and live these values. The managers or superiors have a special obligation to do so.
2. review our personnel processes and ensure that they meet the diverse skills and talents of all employees as well as our performance requirements.
3. Recognise the diversity of society within and outside the organisation, appreciate its potential and use it profitably for the company or the institution.
4. make the implementation of the Charter the subject of internal and external dialogue.
5. provide public information on our activities and progress in promoting diversity and appreciation on an annual basis.
6. inform our employees about diversity and involve them in the implementation of the Charter.
We are convinced that living diversity and appreciating this diversity has a positive impact on society in Germany.