Diversity at Audi
At Audi diversity stands for pluralism, for the interaction of different ways of thinking, capabilities, cultural imprints, experiences and competences. Diversity at Audi has five dimensions: age (generations), inclusion, gender, cultural background and sexual orientation. The open, unprejudiced cooperation across these differences strengthens creativity, innovation and momentum and makes a company even more successful. Audi is therefore involved in several diversity initiatives.
Equal chances for women in management
The Chefsache initiative
The Chefsache initiative, with which we are involved, is committed to equal opportunities for women and men in management. Top managers from industry, science, the public sector and the media lead the network. We are constantly striving to increase the proportion of women in the company, especially in technical divisions. With a variety of seminars and mentoring programmes, Audi supports talented and performance-oriented female employees from all divisions and levels on their career path.
A culture of respect and appreciation
The ‘Charta der Vielfalt’
Audi is a signatory to the ‘Charta der Vielfalt’, the German Diversity Charter. We are therefore committed to promoting diversity actively and to nurturing an organisational culture that is characterised by mutual respect and appreciation. Audi held its first Diversity Day in 2017. Since then, we have used the occasion each year to fly the flag for diversity with different formats. The next Diversity Day takes place on May 28, 2019.
Integrating people with disabilities
By joining the ‘UnternehmensForum’ (an association of German companies for the promotion of inclusion in the workplace) in 2018, we made a further statement about our commitment to inclusion. Audi understands the issue of inclusion in the sense of full integration management. The focus is not on the deficiencies of individual employees, but rather on their strengths and potential. Barriers should also be removed, so that even those with severe disabilities get natural access to the world of work at Audi. The Forum offers specific suggestions for the employment of people with disabilities in industry. For Audi, membership provides important access to experts and a platform for the exchange of views on inclusion issues.
A clear statement against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and identity
Prout at Work
Our company has been able to call itself a ‘Prout’ employer since 2018 when it became the first carmaker to join the ‘Prout at Work’ foundation. The foundation’s aims are in accord with our self-image: being open to all people, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or characteristics. ‘Prout at Work’ champions equality for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) employees in the workplace. As a specific measure, the employee network queer@audi has been created.
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