Charter of Diversity
for Diversity in the working world
Signatories are committed to diversity in the world of work and a working environment free of prejudice
Now that the certificate has been countersigned by Minister of State Annette Widmann-Mauz, Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, we can now count ourselves among the largest network for diversity management in Germany, which includes over 3,400 organisations with a total of 13.3 million employees.
They all share the goal of promoting diversity, tolerance, fairness and appreciation in the world of work.
"By signing the agreement, we are sending a clear signal both internally and externally: We advocate an appreciative, unprejudiced working environment in which employees are judged by their performance - and not by their age, gender and gender identity, ethnic origin and nationality, religion and belief, sexual orientation and identity or physical abilities," explains Head of Diversity & Inclusion Michaela Jaap.
The Diversity Charter was launched in 2006 at the Federal Chancellery at the instigation of Deutsche Bank, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche BP. Since 2010, the non-profit association Charta der Vielfalt e.V. has been the sponsor of the initiative, which is under the patronage of the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. Further information on the Charter of Diversity can be found here.