Diversity and Equal Opportunities
Recognition, appreciation, and consideration of differences are important pillars of
our corporate culture. We value diversity and offer them equal opportunities on all levels.
We are proud of the fact that we employ people from more than 60 nations. They each bring different
backgrounds, experiences and skills to the table, as well as new perspectives on existing processes. We
therefore understand diversity as a strength that we are keen to actively promote. It is important to us that
each and every employee, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or skills, is equally valued
and given the same opportunities to grow in our company. We focus development on individual strengths and
potential. Because we work with the people behind the job titles.
Age structure and gender distribution according to employee category
Basis: Germany 10,107 employees (status as of 12/31/2021)
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An open corporate culture for a strong team spirit
The management and strategic development of diversity within BLG LOGISTICS is a central task of our Human
Resources department. Our HR colleagues are available to advise both the Board of Management and the
workforce on issues relating to diversity. In addition, once a year they prepare a diversity management
scorecard for the Board of Management and Supervisory Board.
The basis for all activities in this area is our in-house diversity concept, which covers the entire
workforce without exception and sets the tone for our corporate and leadership culture. This constitutes the
key success factor in our day-to-day interactions and is based on our Code of Conduct, various in-house
agreements and our commitment to the Charter of Diversity. The latter comprises a number of principles that
German companies are committed to adhering to in terms of promoting diversity at the workplace, and which BLG
signed back in 2016.
As an integral part of our corporate values and management principles, it is our aim to carry the diversity
concept across all levels and use it as a basis for our decisions, for example on recruiting and training
measures. The success of this approach is demonstrated by our “Leader in Diversity 2022” award, conferred by
the Financial Times and Statista. The award was based on a Europe-wide study that asked around 100,000
employees and HR specialists to rate and assess important diversity criteria and subsequently rated companies
by calculating a final score.
Since 2016, we have also been a member of the awards association Trägergemeinschaft Bremer Diversity Preis. In
this role, we help develop the underlying approaches, strategies and activities behind the award and advocate
diversity beyond our corporate boundaries. We are jointly responsible for the conceptual and financial
aspects of the award. In 2017, we were an award winner ourselves.
Integration through individual support
In our understanding, integration is always individual and tailored according to needs. With this in mind, we
also gear the necessary support to the different circumstances of the respective target groups. Part-time
training models that give young parents or people caring for their relatives the flexibility they need to
combine work and professional life are just one example of this. In addition, we offer employees who are not
so proficient in German in-house language courses to give them the basic skills they need to do their job and
to communicate with their superiors and colleagues right from the start. To recruit new talent for our team
and at the same time give young people long-term career prospects, we support young adults and refugees in
gaining access to the labor market by offering them internships, entry-level qualifications and
apprenticeships, for example through our “Training through Work” program.
As part of our Women in Management program, we harness the potential of female managers with the help of various seminars and enable them to work with experienced managers as tandem partners.
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