In 2015, thyssenkrupp also issued a statement expressing its commitment to inclusion. In the joint statement by the Group Executive Board and employee representatives, we commit to recruiting and supporting people with disabilities and to reporting regularly on progress with inclusion. Inclusion is aimed at equal participation and involvement by all people in public life. Nobody should be excluded from leading a self-determined life because of disability, and this includes the right to an education and the right to work. thyssenkrupp regards workplace inclusion, i.e. self-determined and equal participation by people with disabilities in working life, as a special corporate responsibility. Currently, around 3.744 people with disabilities work in the Group’s German companies.
Additionally in 2019, the thyssenkrupp internal award “WIR für Inklusion“ was assigned for the second time – herewith outstanding projects and engagements of thyssenkrupp companies are dignified.
We at thyssenkrupp value each other. All employees should have equal opportunities. That is part of our corporate culture. The inclusion agreement underlines these values and provides a framework for implementing them.
Oliver Burkhard, CHRO of thyssenkrupp AG