Michelin relies on the strength of various teams. The Management Board of the Michelin Region Europe North is setting a good example: Four of the eleven positions are now held by women. As of June, Maria Röttger is the first woman to head the board, while the other female colleagues are Vice Presidents at the head of important departments such as finance and sales. That was not always so. Only four years earlier, all management positions were occupied by men - a list that no longer lived up to Michelin's claim to diversity.
However, diversity encompasses much more than gender. Differences in cultural affiliation, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation or ethnic origin also reflect the enormous diversity among Michelin employees. "An organizational and socio-political concept that propagates an appreciative, conscious and respectful approach to difference and individuality" - this is how the Munich University of Applied Sciences defines the term diversity. And also at Michelin: The company has launched a large number of diversity initiatives and anchored diversity as a strategically important topic at the highest management level.
My Ability: Michelin works with the inclusive career portal My Ability, which actively supports Michelin in finding employees with disabilities.
Diversity Charter: Michelin is a signatory to the Diversity Charter employer initiative and takes part in the German Diversity Day every year.
Diversity Check: Michelin internally reviews the status of each individual team in four steps in the following areas: diversity, equal opportunities, open-minded and inclusive culture, and supportive leadership. The teams receive suggestions for improvement and tips.
Unconscious Bias & Stereotypes Training: Michelin's leadership training courses reduce biased attitudes and behaviors in the workplace: from hiring and promotion decisions to interactions with customers and colleagues.
Diversity Committee: The Diversity Committee consists of 20 members from different nations and controls all activities related to diversity.
Women in Motion: With the “Women in Motion” project, Michelin is making it easier for women to get into jobs in the commercial environment.