Diversity not only plays an important role in Brenntag’s business model. Internally as well, we are always endeavouring to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion within our workforce.
It might now be considered only natural to remain open to other cultures, religions, nationalities and behaviours and act completely free of bias in an environment of diversity. But almost everyone is guilty of being unconsciously guided by preconceived views or influences from their upbringing in their everyday behaviour and decision-making.
Diversity & Inclusion
Brenntag has therefore initiated a Diversity & Inclusion Committee. This is made up of eight colleagues from different fields and all Brenntag regions. Their mission is to promote the topic of diversity and inclusion in their respective functions and raise awareness among their employees and colleagues. It is about looking at things from different perspectives and in some cases stepping back from old thought patterns. Brenntag wishes to foster collaboration between people from different backgrounds.
This is easier in mixed groups made up of employees of any gender with different experiences and cultural backgrounds, different qualifications and different ways of communicating.
As a first step, Brenntag plans to introduce training offerings designed to help break down subliminal and unconscious biases as well as a mentoring programme intended to sharpen the focus on continuous interaction and openness in a multicultural working environment. This will allow the company to develop a number of new specialists and fuel their enthusiasm for Brenntag.