It's not rocket science: by attracting a more diverse range of people to work with us, and by creating an inclusive workplace environment in which people are valued for who they are (not what they are), we will get closer to our consumers and make better decisions. We are convinced that by blending diverse perspectives we can create additional value based on true synergies: 1+1=3.
Administrative teams deal with operational issues. Our vision is of one company made up of many different faces. A working environment led by people who understand that diversity and inclusiveness provide a competitive advantage. Depends upon each other is an important value that explains how we work together. You will find this in our daily work, for example in being part of an international project team, working in functional groups etc. Some critical development projects may even run around the clock, when the R&D; team in India closes down, they hand over the work in progress to their European colleagues, and they finally hand over to a team in the USA. The throughput times of development project has been reduced drastically with these ways of working.