May 23, 2023
Fresenius Medical Care signs Charta der Vielfalt, German Diversity Charter
Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s leading provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases, signed the German Diversity Charter “Charta der Vielfalt”, underscoring its commitment towards creating an equitable and diverse working environment. This follows the Company’s announcement in April this year, that it has adopted United Nations (UN) Women’s Empowerment Principles.
Charta der Vielfalt – under the patronage of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz – aims to promote diversity in companies and institutions. The initiative has the objective of advancing the recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the workplace in Germany. In signing the charter, Fresenius Medical Care commits to creating a work environment where all employees are valued – regardless of age, ethnic origin and nationality, gender and gender identity, physical and mental abilities, religion and ideology, sexual orientation and social background.
Helen Giza, CEO of Fresenius Medical Care, said: “Fresenius Medical Care’s commitment towards diversity, equity and inclusion is key to unlocking greater innovation and creating long-term value for our patients and the communities we serve. Signing the Charta der Vielfalt is a testament to our dedication to cultivating a sense of belonging in an environment where every employee feels safe, welcome, and appreciated.”
In 2022, the Company issued three global policies, focusing on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, supporting employee groups, and diversity in recruitment.
To date, the Company has 16 employee groups supporting Women Leaders, the LatinX community and more, enabling employees to come together for professional and personal development, and peer support. Fresenius Medical Care also educates its leaders on how to model inclusive behaviors. Furthermore, to promote gender diversity, the company has set itself the goal of increasing the overall representation of women in management positions to reflect the percentage of women in the global employee population by 2030. More information on Fresenius Medical Care's commitment can be found in the Company’s Non-Financial Group Report 2022.
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