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Inclusion is more than just accessibility
For us at Siemens, Inclusion is a holistic mindset. Not only do we want to set an example of accessibility, we want to pave the way for inclusion in other companies. We have learned – you cannot prescribe inclusion in the interplay between man, environment and activity. You need to live accessibility and inclusion in the day to day. Our employees demonstrate how to overcome the “hurdles in the head” every single day – and we support them.
At Siemens, it’s the individual potential that counts – no matter where you come from, what you look like or whether you live with an impairment or without
Inclusion creates an atmosphere of acceptance that profoundly enhances the company climate. All measures that promote inclusion achieve this: Employees feel more motivated and committed. Accessible and inclusive work environments open up perspectives, especially in areas where the shortage of skilled workers is a growing concern: Inclusion enables us to retain talents.
Diversity and inclusion are an integral part of our corporate strategy. Our 2009 integration agreement set high standards: jobs, qualifications and training were redesigned to accommodate employees with disabilities. Today, digitization is taking on a key role in the universal design of accessible and inclusive workplaces. Apps, assistance systems, robotics as well as modern software and hardware offer new possibilities for people with disabilities. We aim to make the most of these options.