ZF considers Diversity as a success factor for innovation and growth
Suresh KV, President of ZF India with Ms. Soma Gosh, Chief Finance Officer of ZF India, sign the diversity tree with their personal fingerprint.
• ZF has 149,000 employees with over 118 nationalities spread across its 230 locations globally
• Worldwide locations organize local activities to honor and discover diversity within ZF
• Diverse perspectives provide new solutions for accelerated growth
ZF is reinforcing diversity as a key contributor to performance and success as part of today's German national diversity day. The company is organizing several activities across its German and international locations to highlight the relevance and importance of diversity in business.
Local activities such as key notes, bar camps and panel discussions are, taking place at various ZF locations today, bringing the topic of diversity to life. As part of the run-up to diversity day, the company has also launched a global #JointheConversation ePostcard Campaign which invites employees to share their thoughts and success stories on diversity. In India, namely Pune, Hyderabad and Coimbatore, ZF employees come together for joint activities to explore and celebrate the wealth of differences within the workforce. Diversity is a significant asset and contributes to the spirit and performance of the organization. Offerings include a joint lunch with tastes from different regions, several opportunities for discussion and creative elements, such as a human bingo to share interesting facts about each other. On this occasion, some CSR activities are also planned keeping in mind the importance which ZF gives to the community development worldwide.
Sabine Jaskula, member of the Board of Management of ZF Friedrichshafen AG responsible for Human Resources and Legal, said:
“At ZF, diversity means more than just the inclusion of different genders / cultures etc. It's about how we work together, seeking different perspectives and different working methods so that we remain at the forefront and continue to evolve.
The ZF Diversity Day is intended to give employees the opportunity to get involved and think about how everyone can benefit from the greatest possible diversity. Dealing with this topic will also help the company in the increasing war for talents and help to retain talent in the long term.
“This is crucial: with the huge transformation taking place in our industry, now is the time to live diversity. With over 149,000 employees across 230 locations – powering the broadest product portfolio in the industry - we already have a very diverse starting point. And we're in a great position to leverage and benefit from 100 plus years of rich and diverse experiences. “