Diversity as a Success Factor
Our employer motto is a promise to all of our current and future employees. It means that everyone is welcome at Bilfinger, and everyone can do their part to contribute to the whole – regardless of personal characteristics like their age, gender, worldview and experience, education, origin, religion, marital status, or skin color. Tolerance, respect and equal opportunity are key principles at our company.
To underpin these values, Bilfinger has joined the organization Charta der Vielfalt. Together with numerous other German companies, Bilfinger has set itself the task of actively promoting cultural change towards more diversity and equal opportunities by signing this Charter.
As an international company offering diverse services, a wide range of products and an international workforce, diversity is the foundation for our success. The variety of experiences and personalities and integrating individual viewpoints into our company helps us remain innovative over the long term. The diversity of our employees is what helps us successfully master constantly changing challenges and continuously expand our market position.
At Bilfinger, an inclusive culture that acknowledges, values, encourages and supports the uniqueness of every employee, irrespective of background or orientation, has been built. This, in turn, drives innovation which results to higher and better performance."
Our business is a people business. Well-trained and motivated employees are our most important asset. As an internationally operating group, diversity and inclusion are keys to success and of paramount importance for me as CEO."
Equal Opportunity for All
Equal opportunity is an essential part of how Bilfinger does business. It is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. The only thing we consider when hiring for our jobs and for employees’ personal careers are the right qualifications.
All of our processes – hiring, compensation, development and promotion, and everyday work – are focused on securing equal opportunities for all at Bilfinger. To ensure the success of our company, we need diverse ideas, different personalities and a wide range of areas of expertise. Because of this, guaranteeing equal opportunity and diversity are of central importance for us.
For me, diversity means different professional disciplines and cultures exchanging ideas to find the best solutions."
We put people at the centre of our thoughts and actions and are committed to respectful cooperation. For our clients, we need the diverse ideas and perspectives as well as the holistic understanding of all colleagues. This is reflected in all aspects of our HR strategy. Let us continue to promote this diversity together in the best interests of Bilfinger and society."
We Promote Equality
We want to continue promoting gender equality worldwide. One example of this is our goal to increase the percentage of women in management positions worldwide to at least 10 percent.
By introducing modern working environments, we enable employees to balance their professional and family life. Furthermore, we support personal development specifically for women, for instance through seminars and mentoring programs.
The global Bilfinger Mentoring Program, relaunched in 2021, aims to foster the exchange of experience between less experienced and professionally experienced employees from different business segments and countries in order to support the transfer of knowledge as well as perspective changes in a sustainable manner within the Bilfinger Group. We believe that the Bilfinger Mentoring Program is a perfect addition to the existing mentoring program to promote women in management positions.
Measures in the focus area “Recruiting & Succession Planning” target a more intensive consideration of diversity in recruiting and promotion processes. The latter was supported in particular by the establishment of a new global “HR Expert Network” role to attract diverse talents.
In order to make diversity at Bilfinger visible and tangible for current and future employees, and thus stress the importance of gender equality as well, the "People@Bilfinger" and "TeamBilfinger" portrait series introduces employees from different regions or backgrounds through various internal and external communication channels, providing a model approach to strengthening diversity at Bilfinger.