Celebrating Inclusion and Diversity at Fresenius

"Diversity is a must, not an option. These words from our colleague Frenanda are at the heart of our commitment and understanding of diversity and inclusion at Fresenius. In our recently published Diversity Series on Instagram, we let our colleagues have their say: What does diversity and inclusion mean to them? What contributes to an inclusive culture? What aspects are important to create a working environment where every employee feels accepted and valued?

Diversity is a must, not an option.

At Fresenius, diversity is more than a buzzword, it's a key factor in our success. Our team benefits from the diversity that brings a variety of personalities, cultures, backgrounds, specialties, and skills together, our colleague Kathy explains. We strive to create an environment where every team member feels respected, supported, and valued. We firmly believe that diversity is the key to unlocking our employees' full potential, irrespective of their background. By embracing diverse perspectives, we pave the way for innovation and growth.

By celebrating these differences, we create a stronger and wiser organization.

Our commitment to diversity is rooted in the fundamental belief that every individual deserves a life free from judgment and discrimination. Our colleague Lukas encapsulated the essence perfectly: origin, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs should not matter. We celebrate you for who you are, unconditionally.

Every person has the right to live their life.

According to our colleague Michael, the foundation of a diverse environment lies within the importance of psychological safety. Creating an environment where team members can voice their opinions without fear of retribution is crucial. This fosters confidence, encourages innovative contributions, and amplifies engagement. The call is to "gatekeep" and prioritize active listening which sets the tone for a psychologically safe and inclusive workspace.

Psychological safety is a belief that you can speak up without the fear of being punished.

At Fresenius, we believe that diverse teams catalyze innovation and success. We are committed to welcoming unique viewpoints that pave the way for groundbreaking solutions to global challenges.

To me, diversity is seeking new opportunities and breakthroughs among the changes, allowing different seeds of innovation to spread and blossom.

In an era of globalization, the significance of diversity and inclusion cannot be overstated. At Fresenius, we're part of a global movement striving for inclusivity and equity. As we work to break down barriers, our goal remains clear: ensuring every employee can dream bigger and achieve more, regardless of their background.  We embrace diversity because it's more than just a choice; it's a fundamental necessity for growth, innovation, and progress. As we continue our journey, we invite everyone to celebrate diversity, fostering a world where every individual is valued and empowered.

Diversity and inclusion are not just options anymore. They are a must for any organization in an increasingly global world.