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The Charta der Vielfalt was launched in December 2006. 

The charter 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. The patron of the German charter is Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Signatories

There are currently more than 2,900 signatories to the German charter.

Features

Inspired by the French charter, the German charter covers 9 fields of discrimination

  • gender
  • race
  • nationality &nd ehtnic origin
  • religion
  • physical ability
  • age
  • sexual orientation and identity

 Over 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
  • Allianz Deutschland
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • BMW
  • BP Europa
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Commerzbank
  • Daimler
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Deutsche Post
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Ernst & Young
  • Henkel
  • Innogy
  • Internationaler Bund
  • Metro
  • Novartis
  • OSRAM

  • Sanofi

  • SAP

  • Schaeffler

  • Siemens

  • Volkswagen

  • the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration

German diversity charter

Charter text