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The German Diversity Charter

  1. Name of the Charter: Charta der Vielfalt
  2. LogoLogo of the German Diversity Charter
  3. Date launched: December 2006
  4. Short description of the Charter
    The German 'Charta der Vielfalt' was launched by four German multinationals in December 2006 with the support of Maria Böhmer, the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration. Inspired by the French Charter, the German Charter covers 9 fields of discrimination: gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, philosophy, physical ability, age, sexual orientation and identity. The patron of the German Charter is Chancellor Angela Merkel. The number of signatories has now grown to over 1,500 organisations with more than 6.5 million employees. More than half of the signatories belong to the private sector, 18% are large corporations, and 16% are from the public sector. The Charter association is funded by Adidas group, BASF SE, Bayer AG, BMW AG, BP Europa SE, Commerzbank AG, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bahn AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Post AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, Ernst & Young GmbH, E.ON SE, Ford-Werke GmbH, GE Germany, Henkel AG & Co KGaA, Metro AG, McDonald´s Deutschland, SAP AG and the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration.
  5. Charter's text: Weblink (English versionpdf)
  6. Agenda of events: Yearly events: DIVERSITY congress (November) and Germany’s Diversity Day (June); other upcoming events
  7. Website URL: http://www.charta-der-vielfalt.de