JOY THROUGH DIVERSITY AT THE BMW GROUP.

THE FUTURE CAN ONLY BE BUILT TOGETHER.

Diversity – in every form – is one of the most important success factors for us. Because as diverse as our customers, suppliers and investors are worldwide, so diverse are our teams, which manage to put a smile on our customers' faces every day.

And we know that passion knows no differences, so we encourage diversity in all our teams. Because if you want to set standards in shaping the sustainable and individual mobility of the future, you also have to go ahead with the corporate culture. This diversity in our teams enables us to better understand, reflect and make more intelligent decisions about the various requirements of our stakeholders from all over the world. Our diversity is the cornerstone of our company's success and not only secures our innovative strength, but also our long-term competitiveness.

DIVERSITY IN ALL ITS DIMENSIONS.

MULTIFACETED INSIGHTS.

We pursue our goal of a diverse, inclusive culture not only internally. We use our voice to inspire, to convince and to stimulate dialogue, thus promoting open, appreciative togetherness.

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#INTERNATIONALDAYOFSIGNLANGUAGES

Passion speaks all languages. Our aim is to offer an ideal work environment for every single team member in order to make everyone feel comfortable and empowered to shape the future of mobility.

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#DIVERSITYDAY

Passion knows no difference. Diversity is an indispensable element for the future of the BMW Group. Diversity and individuality make us strong and innovative in order to lead the way to a better and sustainable tomorrow.

 

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#INTERNATIONALMOTHERLANGUAGE DAY

As an international company, we highly appreciate the diversity of cultures and therewith multilingualism. The mother language is part of everyone‘s identity, and it is our deep-rooted identity that empowers us to create a better future. Because the more languages we speak, the more passion there is.

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#NATIONALCOMINGOUTDAY

Passion knows no right or wrong. We welcome and appreciate you no matter which gender you belong to or whom you are in love with. That is why we give our colleagues the same chances and support them with individual solutions.

 

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#WORLDAIDSDAY

At the BMW Group, we are all united by one passion. There is no room for discrimination. Just as there is no room for HIV stigma. We show our support for people living with HIV, their families and their rights.

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#INTERNATIONALSTUTTERINGAWARENESSDAY

It is about what we say, not how. In order to create ideal working conditions, we ensure that all colleagues feel comfortable and are able to be part of creative processes. Only this way, we can drive transformation.

TALKING ABOUT DIVERSITY.

Diversity is a multifaceted term – especially when we talk about its dimensions and implementation in the company. Colleagues from different areas of the BMW Group answer the question of what exactly defines diversity and what it looks like in everyday life.

Ilka Horstmeier giving an interview

"Diversity is the foundation of our success. A working environment free of prejudice, combined with respectful coexistence, are important requirements for this."


ILKA HORSTMEIER.
Member of the Board of Management of the BMW AG Human Resources and Labour Relations.

Stefan Kasperowski giving an interview

"We benefit from the diversity of our employees and their different perspectives. After all, our customers also differ in terms of their nationality, age and gender."


DR. STEFAN KASPEROWSKI.
Head of Production High-Voltage Storage Generation 5 Dingolfing, Regensburg.

a woman and a man discussing a work topic.

"Diversity in my team offers us the great advantage that we can bring together the different experiences of the individual employees. Open communication and appreciation – both part of our corporate culture – are very important to me and I'm committed to living by them."


TINA SCHMIDT-KIENDL.
Head of Project Management Product Line BMW M.

A woman in a wheel chair.

"My team stands for diversity, culture, a friendly atmosphere and flexible working hours. The diversity in my team helps us to understand, reflect and make more intelligent decisions."


NISHA PARRAKAT.
Software Specialist Base System.

Frank Weber, Member of the Board of Management: Development.

"We ensure that all employees work in an environment that is characterised by 100% tolerance and thus makes 100% performance possible. This is a personal concern for me. Therefore: Zero tolerance for intolerance and discrimination!”


FRANK WEBER.
Member of the Board of Management, Development.

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