“Diversity” stands for the variety in our society. Whether nationality, age or faith – we are all different. This is celebrated on two action days – but there is even more to it than that.
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on May 21 was initiated by the United Nations. The focus here is on the diversity of the numerous cultures around the world. The UN Day is intended to draw attention to international religious and ethical conflicts and to call for respectful and dignified interaction with one another. The United Nations wants to promote dialogue between civilizations and cultures, prevent extremism and bring people together.
The German Diversity Day is a nationwide action day and takes place for the seventh time on 28 May. The main focus here is on diversity in the world of work, with topics such as a prejudice-free working environment and equal opportunities. In concrete terms, this means not only mutual esteem and respect, but also the promotion of employees’ skills. Under #DDT19 #FlaggefürVielfalt it is called to raise society’s awareness of the issue and to publicly show the flag for diversity.
The day was launched in 2013 by the initiative “Charta der Vielfalt”. Since 2006, the association has been calling on employers to promote equal opportunities in their companies. Currently, the charter has been signed by 3100 companies – including KUKA. For a global company like KUKA, which is active in around 40 countries and employs people from more than 90 nations, diversity is a particularly important topic.
Further information on the topics of diversity, equal opportunities at KUKA and similar aspects can be found in our Sustainability Report.
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