Diversity & inclusion at DHL
International Women’s Day is one of the big days in the events calendar for those of us who work to build diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The theme for 2021 was ‘Choose to challenge’ – the idea being that a challenged world is an alert world, and that from challenge comes change.
As part of the event, the organizers called for women’s achievements to be celebrated and their visibility to be increased within businesses. At DHL Supply Chain we did exactly that with a series of short video clips made by women in all kinds of roles and from regions around the world.
We showcased what it’s like to work for DHL, and hopefully corrected the widespread – and outdated – misconception that logistics is a career option just for white males.
In fact the reality is quite the opposite – we are working hard to build a culture in which logistics is recognized as a career for anyone, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, religion, age or physical abilities. So, aside from diversity and inclusion being simply the right thing to do, why do we place so much importance on diversity and inclusion?
Diversity as a strength
Within our organization we bring together people with a wide range of skills, experiences, cultures and viewpoints. That gives us a depth, breadth and diversity which as a global company, we’re very proud of.
But it’s a strength that we can only make the most of if our people feel that they can bring their true selves to work every day.