Jul 1, 2014 Vienna / Austria
Outstanding in Ethnic Economies
With its “DiversCity” Prize, granted for the fourth time, the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry aims to honor outstanding projects in the field of diversity management as a means of strengthening corporate understanding of this issue for the future. The objective is to recognize, promote and constructively take advantage of the diversity of the individual skills, competencies and points of view of employees as well as of customers and suppliers. Henkel CEE was the only company nominated in two of the four categories and won the award in the special category “Ethnic Economies”.
“Diversity is a strategically important issue at Henkel because we are convinced that diversity not only promotes corporate success but also strengthens the collaboration within teams and their openness to innovation”, says Zuzana Halkova, Head of Human Resources Henkel CEE.
Henkel CEE employs more than 9,000 people from over 40 nations in the Central and Eastern European region. “The different cultures and competencies of our employees make a substantial contribution to our enhanced understanding of our markets and customers and to our long-term success”, states Olga Knyazeva, Manager Diversity & Inclusion CEE. “We globally focus on this issue based on our Diversity and Inclusion guidelines. We have developed a broad offering to enable our employees to reach their full potential. This ranges from diversity trainings to individual workshops and worldwide mentoring programs”.
Every two years, the DiversCity Prize of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry is bestowed on Viennese companies to honor their outstanding commitment and special initiatives in diversity management. “With this award we aim to contribute towards increasing respect, tolerance and appreciation“, explains Melanie Wawra, Head of the Diversity Office at the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The DiversCity Prize is given in three categories depending on the size of the company, as well as in special categories. This year, Henkel received the award in the special category “Ethnic Economies“.