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The ‘Charta der Vielfalt’ [Diversity Charter] aims to create working environments that are free of prejudice and value all employees in equal measure – irrespective of their gender identity, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or ideology. Cottbus recently took part in the German Diversity Day to underline its role as a diverse, cosmopolitan city. Other important companies and institutes have also signed the Charter besides LWG Lausitzer Wasser GmbH & Co. KG (a joint venture between the City of Cottbus, surrounding district authorities, associations and REMONDIS Aqua). Signatories include Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, the Carl Thiem Clinic, Envia Service GmbH, CMT Cottbus Congress, Messe & Touristik GmbH, Gebäudewirtschaft Cottbus GmbH, SpreeGas Gesellschaft für Gasversorgung und Energiedienstleistung mbH, Cottbus Chamber of Commerce, Gründungszentrum Lausitz and Actemium Bea GmbH.
In keeping with the rainbow motto, a whole range of diverse and colourful activities are held in Cottbus on Diversity Day each year. The packed programme includes a multicultural picnic to promote diversity and tolerance as well as various workshops and talks. Numerous business leaders get to speak at the event and discuss what actions and steps can be taken in the future to actively encourage diversity across all areas. Each year, it is made very clear that a diverse setting creates many different opportunities. In society as a whole as well as in the workplace.
Find out more at zukunftlausitz.de/diversity-tag-2020
A digital version of Diversity Day was held this year due to the current situation. Lausitz businesses, institutions, firms and associations used the #lausitzzusammenbunt hashtag and the Lausitz website (zukunftlausitz.de/diversity-tag-2020) to demonstrate just how diverse the Lausitz economy is and just how attractive the region is for employees. A video was also produced to highlight the event.
Marten Eger, Managing Director of LWG in charge of technology, proudly presenting the signed Diversity Charter
The ‘Charta der Vielfalt’ is a corporate initiative under the patronage of Angela Merkel and aims to promote diversity in German companies and institutions. Around 3,000 employers with a total of more than 10.4 million employees have already signed the Diversity Charter.