Diversity and Equal Opportunities
Fresenius respects and promotes a culture of diversity. We are convinced that only the interplay of different perspectives, opinions, cultural imprints and experiences enables us to exploit the potential that makes us successful as a global group. The knowledge and social skills of our employees, their different ethnic, social and religious backgrounds help us to develop a special sensitivity to the local needs of our customers and our patients.
At Fresenius, we support equal opportunities for all people and consciously oppose discrimination of any kind. No one may be discriminated against on the basis of skin color, ancestry, faith, political views, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical condition, appearance or other personal characteristics. Our interaction is characterized by mutual respect. Our dealings with each other are open, fair and appreciative. We do not tolerate insults, humiliation or harassment. Our managers have a special responsibility in this respect and act as role models for respecting these values.
Our commitment to these values is set out in the Fresenius Code of Conduct. It is binding for all employees and forms the foundation of our cooperation and corporate culture.
How we handle discrimination incidents
Information about violations of the principles of the Fresenius Code of Conduct and other possible misconduct can be reported through various reporting systems - anonymously if necessary. All reports are carefully investigated and appropriate measures are taken depending on the results of the investigation. Depending on the nature and severity of the misconduct, this may include sanctions of an employment law, civil law or criminal law nature. Once the investigation is complete, measures are implemented to prevent or make such misconduct more difficult.
Living diversity in the business segments
Fresenius promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation as well as diversity in the business segments and regions. The diversity of markets and locations is also reflected in the workforce of the four business segments. In our home market of Germany alone, Fresenius employees include more than 150 nationalities. We attach great importance to equal opportunities for all employees in the workplace and in application, selection and development processes, and implement diversity concepts that are adapted to the requirements of the respective business models and regions.
Diversity at Fresenius
Our employees are as diverse as the work we do. We’re convinced that combining different perspectives, opinions, experiences, cultures and values enables us to harness the potential that will make our company even more successful. Diversity takes many forms, and in this video you can hear some Fresenius employees talk about what diversity means to them.