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The German Diversity Charter

Name of the Charter: Charta der Vielfalt

Logo of the German Diversity Charter

Date launched: December 2006

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 at the time. 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 2,200 organisations with more than 7.4 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, Bayer, BMW, BP Europa, Commerzbank, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post, Deutsche Telekom, Ernst & Young, E.ON, Ford, GE Germany, Henkel, Metro, Siemens, OSRAM and the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration.

Charter's text: Weblink (English versionpdf)

Agenda of events: Yearly events: DIVERSITY congress (November) and Germany’s Diversity Day (June); other upcoming events

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