Sustainability Report 2019


Diversity and Equal Opportunities

Objectives, Measures and Indicators

Description of objective

Compliance with (inter)national regulations

Description of measures

International guidelines

  • ILO core labor standards
  • UN Global Compact
  • Diversity Charter

National guidelines (Germany)

  • General Act on Equal Treatment

Voluntary commitments

  • Code of Conduct
  • Declaration of Respect for Human Rights

Description of objective

Targeted recruitment of female employees

Description of measures

Targeting of women and girls specifically for occupations in the trade profession and offering a low entry threshold

  • Internships/introductory training
  • Girls’ Day
  • “Ausbildungsbotschafter” (training ambassador) program organized by the Chamber of Commerce (IHK)

Description of objective

Recruitment of refugees

Description of measures

Inclusion of refugees in the recruitment process

  • Cooperation with the German Federal Employment Agency
  • Application days as part of a pilot project

Description of objective

Increasing the proportion of women in management

Description of measures



in first and second management levels by the end of 2021

Description of objective

Anti-discrimination training

Description of measures

  • Mandatory training for all employees on the General Act on Equal Treatment and the Code of Conduct

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