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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Sixth German Diversity Day: managers discuss diversity at work

The Diversity Charter is an independent economic initiative that is supported by around 3,000 companies and institutions in Germany. The Charter’s goal is to create a work environment free of prejudice. All employees deserve respect and appreciation – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Deutsche Telekom is a founding member of the initiative. As in past years, we participated in the sixth nationwide German Diversity Day in 2018. In addition to a conference in which some 100 managers from partner companies in the Rhine-Ruhr network participated, the Deutsche Telekom headquarters in Bonn hosted an action week on the topic of diversity. Among other activities, the event included a “Diversity parkour” that gave employees the opportunity to experience the wide-ranging dimensions of diversity. It was carried out by the German institute for diversity management, Institut für Diversity Management.  The event also featured brief, informative talks in our common kitchen areas on subjects such as (anti-) discrimination and diversity in the workplace, gender and artificial intelligence.