Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – this guiding principle is also our key to unlocking extensive opportunities and possibilities. By enabling all members of staff to unleash their full potential and by enriching proven recipes for success through fresh perspectives, it establishes a foundation for our performance capability. With this in mind, we want to enshrine and consistently grow a corporate culture that supports this ability to innovate and perform.
DE&I has a high priority for us as HDI Group. We believe in the importance of inclusive behaviours and skills as crucial business factors and contribute to the development of every employee’s full potential. The internal and external dialogue as well as projects and measures designed to strengthen DE&I at HDI Group are to be encouraged. We are dedicated to creating a work environment and a corporate culture in which everyone feels comfortable and valued. With this goal in mind, we shall systematically act on, review and as necessary adjust our strategy and its action fields.
We believe in fair and equal opportunities and creating an environment where our employees can succeed. We assure all our employees that they will enjoy equal opportunities, fairness and respect. We believe in developing our management towards inclusive leadership to ensure that our employees are enabled to be their best, personally and professionally.
A not inconsiderable part of our workforce will withdraw from their active working life within the next ten years. Yet we want to keep the know-how and experience of our experts and to specifically pass it on to our younger employees.
Therefore, we promote the „learning from each other“of the generations. With us, mixed teams of experienced colleagues and job starters work together. Thus, we provide for a deliberate exchange of experience and transfer of knowledge in all directions.
We are committed to creating a work environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and discrimination that requires everyone to be treated with dignity and respect and in which individual differences and the contributions made by all employees are equally recognised and valued.
At HDI Group, discrimination based on age, different abilities, gender and gender identity, ethnic background and nationality, social background, religion and worldview, sexual orientation, or any other case is not tolerated under any circumstances. We follow up on every suspected case of discrimination and initiate all necessary steps to penalise instances of discrimination and develop measures for the prevention of such conduct.
Nobody within HDI Group needs fear consequences if they speak up for equality, fairness and respect and against discrimination. Particularly deserving efforts are valued and highlighted through explicit praise, recognition and potentially awards with a view to promoting our company's values and culture.
As we see it, it is important to develop a shared understanding of DE&I at HDI Group and for all of us to grasp the relevance of DE&I and learn about its background. To this end, further training activities are offered to our employees on all hierarchical levels. Our managers take responsibility for ensuring that appropriate opportunities can be acted on and that barriers within the organisation which could adversely affect our ability to learn from one another within this internationally positioned and multifaceted Group are dismantled.
We create transparency through rigorous reporting of key figures regarding DE&I and through clear and open communication.
The Charta of Diversity was founded in December 2006. The HDI Group is among the approx. 3,000 companies and public institutions in Germany with a total of 10.4 million employees that within the scope of the Charta of Diversity have committed to create a working environment free of prejudices and differentiations.
* Diversity, Equity und Inclusion, german: Vielfalt, Gleichberechtigung und Inklusion