Diversity is a key part of our corporate culture at the REWE Group. Promoting diversity is also particularly important for ensuring company success at a time of constant demographic change in society. The REWE Group personnel department aims to provide a workplace that embraces diversity and is free from discrimination for all employees. This ensures that everyone benefits from the same opportunities, regardless of background, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability.
Here are some ways that management is demonstrating its commitment to developing non-discriminatory personnel policies in the organisation:
Recruiting across Europe
REWE Group not only offers a very diverse range of products under one roof, we also aim for diversity in the people we hire: around 20,000 of our employees in Germany and Austria come from abroad. To compensate for a shortage of young people at home, REWE Group in Germany hires young people from abroad and trains them up to work in a variety of positions. In the future, our goal is to advertise directly in other European countries for prospective trainees and leadership-level employees. The REWE Group aims to provide our new employees with long-term career prospects in Germany.
di.to: gay and lesbian network
The LGBT* Different Together network, or di.to for short, aims to break down the barriers that still exist for homosexual employees, and at the same time encourage these employees to build networks in the workplace that extend beyond their own sales lines. The speakers team and regional network groups look after building these networks, organising regular meetings and events etc. In addition, di.to serves as the point of contact for employees who feel they are being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.
* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender