What is diversity management?
Diversity Management is a way of managing staff that takes into account the individuality and diversity of our staff and uses this to everyone’s advantage. Diversity is about more than just accepting the nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation of our staff members: it recognizes that there’s increased value in having a more diverse workforce. We practice this by:
- integrating diversity into our company’s philosophy
- supporting different cultures and minorities
- as well as by providing equal opportunities to everyone
Diversity at Kautex
"Diversity as a chance" is the slogan of the Charter of Diversity. Seeing diversity as a chance is also a part of our corporate culture. It connects diversity with team spirit, integrity, respect, engagement and continuous improvement.
In July 2008 Kautex signed the European "Charter of Diversity" in order to publicly share its commitment to diversity. Since that time, more than 2,500 companies have joined this business initiative to point out the importance of diversity: The only way to be successful is to identify and use the existing diversity. The companies signing the "Charter of Diversity“ agree to drive the six premises in their business culture as a matter of a basic commitment to fairness and appreciation of the human being in the business. The target of this initiative is to drive diversity and Diversity Management.
The following six premises of the charter have been fostered by Kautex for quite some time:
- We ensure the business culture provides guidelines and responsibility of the management
- We review and secure HR processes for equal opportunities
- We recognize the diversity of the community inside and outside the business
- We consider diversity as a part of the business communication
- We provide the public with information about activities and improvement
- We include our workforce in the realization of the charter
At Kautex, diversity is about more than just accepting the nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation of our staff members. It recognizes that there’s increased value in having a more diverse workforce. We practice this by integrating diversity into our company’s philosophy, by supporting different cultures and minorities, as well as by providing equal opportunities to everyone.
Qualified and committed employees are pillars of our company and a significant factor in our success. We want to provide employees with a variety of individual training opportunities and support supervisors in understanding the needs and integrating the know-how of the employees.
The various backgrounds of our employees encourage creativity and innovation. Respecting and appreciating the diversity of our employees has a positive impact on the interpersonal level and brings us closer together. This reduces uncertainties and fears and helps us grow as a company as a whole.
Why are we driving diversity?
We create an environment free from prejudice
We work globally: our customers and suppliers are located all over the world. Our employees mirror the diversity of our business partners so we understand our customer’s needs better and can come up with the optimal solution. Our staff’s diverse backgrounds and talents combine to produce our team’s success.
The different approaches and perspectives that arise from diversity increase our creativity and innovation. The value of diversity connects us on an interpersonal level and lets us grow. It expands our abilities and increases our global flexibility when hiring new staff.
One of the plenty of reasons why we are proud to say: "I am working for Kautex Textron!"