MANY STORIES. ONE COMPANY. MADE BY US.
At BMW Group, we’re home to a lot of people. People from all walks of life, with a variety of backgrounds that make them who they are. Whose stories and unique life experiences shape the company we are. Because as diverse as our customers, suppliers and investors are worldwide, so too are our teams.
Our people’s stories inspire us, as do their challenges – by taking the time to learn and share stories about our lived experiences, our people can come together and achieve great things. Our diversity is the cornerstone of our company's success. Because if you want to set standards in shaping the sustainable and individual mobility of the future, you need to embody the world you want to create. The future can only be built TOGETHER.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN ACTION
Building an accessible culture that is diverse and inclusive demands continuous action. At BMW Group we live our values daily and we strive to embrace the multifaceted dimensions of diversity at every level in the company.
Here are some of the ways we pursue our goals for a diverse, inclusive culture that embraces, supports, and empowers all:
Together, we celebrate Black History Month
BMW Group is a proud supporter of Black History Month, and along with the rest of the nation we are celebrating the accomplishments of Black people who have enriched British society – in history and contemporary times.
We’ve won Women in Credit Awards 2022
BMW Group is incredibly proud to announce that our brand BMW Group Financial Services was named ‘Employer of the Year (Creditor)’ at the Women In Credit Awards in London this year.
STORIES THAT SHAPE US.
By fostering a sense of togetherness with a welcoming, inclusive culture, our colleagues can support one another through everything life throws their way. Their stories shape us and enable us to better understand how we can build a better world TOGETHER.
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Why we are better Together
- Diversity helps all our colleagues feel valued and that they belong.
- Diversity creates a shared understanding that inspires and enriches collaboration – bringing together talents and expertise that shape the world for a better, sustainable tomorrow.
- A diverse workforce has a better understanding of the different demands of our customers around the world.
- An inclusive culture gives everyone the confidence to push beyond their own boundaries.
- Diversity and inclusion not only secure our innovative strength, but also our long-term competitiveness.
- And we know that passion knows no difference, so we encourage diversity in all our teams!
DIVERSITY IN ALL ITS DIMENSIONS.
To us, equal opportunities for men and women are not an empty promise, but a reality we live by – every day and everywhere. Because we know that it’s the varied and mutually complementary perspectives and approaches of each individual that make us strong enough to face our challenges.
The skills of our female colleagues are an essential element to the success of the BMW Group. Not only do we appreciate their expertise and dedication - but also their communicative skills which prove invaluable in creating a better togetherness.
AGE & EXPERIENCE.
The average number of years an employee works for the BMW Group is increasing. This is due to an earlier entry into the company, as well as a later exit, e.g. due to rising retirement ages. In order to benefit from the strengths and experiences of employees of different ages, we’ve introduced a variety of programmes for flexible and mobile working.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITIES.
By creating optimal, barrier-free working conditions we ensure that all of our colleagues, whether they have a disability or not, feel comfortable and empowered to shape creative processes from a variety of different perspectives. Because we know that different perspectives play an essential role in us achieving great things together, every day. In times of transformation, we use innovative digitalisation and industry 4.0 solutions to make work easier, in particular for our colleagues with disabilities. We also get involved outside of our company e.g. through cooperations with programmes for the disabled.
We are proud to have colleagues from over 110 different nations in our teams, and strive to promote cultural exchange through targeted talent development, inter-cultural engagement and intensive international exchange.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION & IDENTITY.
For us, diversity means living a culture that is based on appreciation and respect, so that people of all origins can contribute and develop with their personality and identity. BMW Group PRIDE stands for exactly that. The network acts as the mouthpiece of the LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, others) where diversity, equality, trust, respect and inclusion come first. Together, we ensure a positive, tolerant and open work environment in which everyone is welcome regardless of their sexual identity.
In 2011, we took a proactive approach to the topic of diversity by joining the Diversity Charter, a corporate initiative dedicated to making recognition, appreciation and integration of diversity a part of German corporate culture. By signing the Charter, we pledged to create a working environment free of prejudice.