Diversity and Inclusion
Best Teams program
SCHOTT is a global organization serving diverse businesses and industries around the world. We celebrate diversity and inclusion on a global scale with more than 16,000 employees in 34 countries. 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 priority is to attract, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best diverse talent with deep technical and commercial knowledge.
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. Worldwide we offer exchange programs and opportunities for our employees and their children, foreign language and intercultural training to encourage mutual respect and understanding, organized global virtual networking events, and leadership training on the importance of unconscious bias, diversity and the value of inclusion. As a result, we have created an environment in which every employee can fulfill their full potential.
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 set measurable targets, some examples include internationality and gender goals for our senior 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.