TÜV SÜD is growing more and more international; we have colleagues from over 100 nationalities and various cultures. They also have different ages and lifestyles & bring a wide range of skills, views and interests to the table.
We believe that diversity greatly contributes to the success of TÜV SÜD and that companies with a diverse workforce are better placed to succeed when dealing with demographic and economic challenges.
To show appreciation and support of this diversity, TÜV SÜD has signed the Diversity Charter [ PDF 237 kB ], joining Germany's largest corporate initiative for promoting diversity.
The terms of the charter are aimed at creating a workplace environment that is free from prejudice. All employees are to be respected regardless of their gender, nationality, ethnic background, faith, beliefs, disabilities, age, sexual orientation or identity.
By signing the Diversity Charter, TÜV SÜD has joined a group of more than 2,500 companies in Germany that have committed to making diversity a core constituent of their corporate culture.
“Our business relationships at TÜV SÜD are founded firmly on objectivity and fairness. These standards are just as important when dealing with our people – for an open and diverse business culture.” (Gabriele Sommer, Head of Corporate HR)
Managing Unconscious Bias - a crucial factor of success for a diverse company:
Are we able to always encounter others open minded and unbiased? What do unconscious stereotypes mean for our everyday life?
Those questions were addressed in a number of internal key notes and trainings in 2017 and will be continued in 2018 – but are also part of a video series: