Support for Diversity and Equal OpportunityAs an internationally active company, NORMA Group is very diverse. We decidedly reject any form of discrimination. (Human Rights and Prevention of Discrimination) Instead, we regard cultural diversity within NORMA Group as a valuable resource and a potential for the continued growth of our company. Intercultural competency is increasingly important in light of NORMA Group’s growth and internationalisation and is accompanied by internal knowledge transfer.
NORMA Group’s extensive measures are evidence of its commitment to diversity and an open workplace environment in which our employees can network and discuss their ideas. (Employee Development) It was in this context that NORMA Group signed the Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt), drafted a diversity strategy, and named diversity officers in three regions in 2013. GRI [G4-15]
NORMA Group’s company-wide Diversity Day has been setting an example since 2014. We implemented this day of action in all three regions of the Americas, EMEA, and the Asia-Pacific for the first time on 3 June 2014. That marked the beginning of the new diversity strategy that NORMA Group wants to use to make its employees even more aware of the value of diversity and to support their varied abilities and talents. Since 2014, NORMA Group has celebrated Diversity Day every year. In 2016, our employees around the world again were a beacon of respect and equal opportunity in the workplace during the celebration of Diversity Day.
Our Diversity Mission Statement reads: “NORMA Group embraces diversity of thoughts by respecting the unique characteristics, experiences, and ideas of our employees. We are committed to creating an environment of communication, networking, exchange, and dialog where talent is recognised, developed, and united. We – all together – are the pacesetter in our industry.”