Diversity at Fraport
a key to our success!
Statement of our Executive Board Chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte:
“Where else does diversity in people’s origin and thinking occur more than at an airport? We at Fraport experience this kind of diversity day by day in our employees, customers, partners and the men and women living in the neighborhood of the airport. We take advantage of their rich experience, perspectives and capacities in our daily encounters and use them as a basis for our corporate decisions. Diversity is an important success factor that enriches the corporate culture“.
Statement of our Labor Relations Manager, Mr. Michael Müller:
“We embrace the diverse talents and potentials of our employees here at Fraport as an enrichment and opportunity alike, because an active diversity also entails economic success and an increased attractiveness as a reliable employer. Accepting and appreciating our employees – in particular as regards their diversity - is essential. Our mission as employers therefore also involves convincing all employees to recognize and support this diversity. This is how diversity becomes a significant part of our corporate culture”.
By “diversity“ we mean the competent management of the manifold and individual characteristics our employees are endowed with. Such a competent way of handling different ideas and demands enriches our common life and brings out the power of innovation and creativity.
As an internationally active company that is open to world, Fraport can readily appreciate the diversity and differences of its employees. The individual backgrounds, the different qualifications and skills of men and women complement each other perfectly and strengthen the company’s capacities and competitiveness.
As a sign for mutual respect in the daily working environment at the airport, Fraport committed to the Diversity Charter of German Companies in 2007. The appreciation and respect of diversity has a positive effect on our employees‘ motivation and willingness to perform, thus significantly enhancing the quality of our results. Diversity management, therefore, contributes to the airport’s economic success to a large degree.
At Fraport, Diversity Management is based on the Group works agreements “working in partnership, diversity and equal treatment at work“. These agreements define that the company guarantees such principles as non-discrimination, equal opportunities and conduct on a partnership basis and that diversity and motivated employees are regarded important elements for a future-directed development of the global business. To do justice to the importance of the subject, the post of diversity management officer, whose tasks also includes seeing to equal opportunities, was created at Fraport. Her job involves the strategic orientation of diversity management, the continued development of this concept, advising the Executive Board and supporting the business divisions. She is also the go-to person for complaints raised by employees as regards discriminations, disadvantages and harassments to be dealt in the framework of the characteristics defined in the General Equal Treatment Act. To Fraport, the different facets of diversity include such characteristics as biological gender, cultural diversity, work-life balance, people with disabilities, demographic change and sexual orientation.