Diversity and Inclusion
As a global organization, we are committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusivity in which our employees feel encouraged and empowered. Central to that commitment is the SCHOTT Best Teams program, which defines and monitors key diversity and inclusion targets created to empower and encourage all of our employees.
Best Teams program
SCHOTT is an international business serving diverse businesses and industries around the world. As such we believe in the value and success of an equally diverse workforce, closely collaborating to generate the best ideas and the best solutions. We therefore embrace all differences among people, cultures, opinions, and perspectives.
Our Best Teams program establishes a dedicated leadership culture, as well as processes designed to create supporting team structures and inclusive corporate communication. We are determined to involve our employees as much as possible in different ways across the globe. We provide exchange programs for the children of SCHOTT employees worldwide, offer the ‘Mylanguage’ program to learn new languages, organize global virtual networking events, and conduct leadership training on the importance of diversity and the value of inclusion. As a result, we have created an environment in which every employee can fulfill their full potential.
Our guiding targets
To ensure and monitor our success we follow several guiding targets and indicators along the way:
The ability to transparently track and document our progress is very important to us, so we have determined several measurable indicators. To foster diversity in our leadership teams we have set targets for internationality and gender ratio for our top two management levels. We also monitor the commitment and satisfaction of our employees with a quarterly pulse check.
Diverse teams ensure a welcoming work environment and a high standard in quality as they reflect the markets and customers they collaborate with. So we have set targets to diversify the number of nationalities at the highest levels of management.
We believe that mixed leadership teams are a key driver of success and lead to higher motivation and better results. Therefore, we have defined targets to increase the number of females at the highest levels of management.