Our understanding of social sustainability
Being a responsible member of global society is central to our business. By promoting diversity, enriching the communities in which we live and raising social standards along our supply chains, we will contribute to creating a sustainable world - for our employees and society.
Measures against climate change, for gender equality or the promotion of innovative industrial processes - sustainability has many facets. Every single employee of thyssenkrupp Materials Services has the opportunity to contribute to a livable today and tomorrow. And they do so in every business area, at all locations worldwide, and in all areas. As a global company we have many opportunities to drive sustainability forward as a whole. For example, advancing digitalization makes it possible to optimize processes in production, processing, warehousing and logistics.
We also promote diversity and responsible action. This includes clearly set targets for greater gender equality, the associated increase in the proportion of women in management positions, and more social commitment.
It's diversity that makes us successful!
Around 16,000 people work at thyssenkrupp Materials Services in over 30 countries. 16,000 personalities with individual stories, characteristics and experiences, and each of them contributes to the diversity of our organization. It is diversity that makes us successful and that is why we constantly promote it.
"My most important task is to accompany and sometimes also stimulate change. It's about recognizing one's own prejudices and critically questioning them again and again. Diversity is not a goal that is achieved at some point, but a culture that we have to work on constantly."
Maike Katharina Karänke, Head of Learning & Development/Diversity & Inclusion, thyssenkrupp Materials Services
"Women are still underrepresented in management positions – our share is ten percent – and prejudices contribute to the discrimination of certain groups. This is precisely where we come in: We've launched training on unconscious bias and created several networks to promote women."
Katrina Hill-Meadows, Director of Human Resources, thyssenkrupp Materials NA