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Diversity promotes innovation

The world is changing fast and becoming ever more complex. To master these challenges, companies need to be open-minded and innovative. This means we need diverse teams.Because different perspectives lead to better solutions and new ideas. This is our firm belief.

That is why we at Schaeffler are committed to a corporate culture in which diversity is not only recognised, but also valued and lived. Our objective is for our employees to feel equal and that they belong. We offer them an environment in which they can contribute without prejudice and with self-confidence. For us, diversity means living different mindsets and ways of working. Inclusion and a sense of belonging are essential for this.

The Schaeffler Group signed the “Diversity Charter” in 2008 and included the topics of diversity and equal opportunities in its corporate code. Schaeffler AG joined the Diversity Charter association in 2018. We have achieved a lot – but there is still a lot to do.

Understanding diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities

Corinna Schittenhelm, Member of the Executive Board, Human Resources and Labour Director, responsible for sustainability at Schaeffler

Diversity is enriching – not only for our teamwork, but for the company as a whole. In order for it to evolve, we are working on a common understanding of diversity, and, in this respect, of inclusion and equal opportunities. To this end, we have created a strategic framework based on the pillars of commitment, awareness and transparency.

We want to pursue this strategy even more resolutely going forward. The different perspectives of our employees drive innovation and are the basis for our success. Our focus is on personnel and team development that promotes the uniqueness of our employees and enables them to make ideal use of their individual skills.

Our approach

Diversity & Inclusion at Schaeffler

Commitment

The Co-Heads of the Global Leadership & Diversity Team in conversation

So far, yet so near: A video insight into our D&I team in Asia/Pacific

Everyone benefits from good mentoring: mentees, mentors and we as a company

Awareness

Leaving comfort zones behind. Achieving more together #UnitedByRacing

Opportunity and task:
Diversity can be learned

Special challenges call for special initiatives.

Transparency

Why equal treatment is not always fair: Schaeffler promotes equity.

Advance the topic of Diversity & Inclusion with your own tips and suggestions.

Identify and avoid undesirable developments at an early stage. Reports help to uncover and correct misconduct.

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Contact

Nicole Knaack | Nadine Ilgenstein
Global Diversity & Inclusion

Schaeffler AG
Industriestraße 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach
Germany

diversity@schaeffler.com

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