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Eversheds Sutherland joins Germany’s “Diversity Charter”

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    The global law firm Eversheds Sutherland has joined Germany’s “Diversity Charter” (Charta der Vielfalt), a corporate initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions.

    “Diversity and inclusion are important features of our company’s general principle”, Matthias Heisse, Managing Partner of Eversheds Sutherland in Germany, says. “Openness, an environment of trust and mutual respect are key values for companies striving to be fit for the future. Joining the Diversity Charter means strengthening these values. We believe that a diverse workforce is an enrichment for our firm, boosts inventiveness, increases dynamics and hence leads to an improved performance. Joining the Charter is a gesture to express our appreciation so that all of our employees can and wish to give their very best.”

    The Diversity Charter is an initiative of employers aiming at creating a work environment free from prejudices and instead promoting diversity in companies and institutions. Participating companies – such as Eversheds Sutherland – undertake to further develop diversity and inclusion. Each and every employee is supposed to feel valued and appreciated in a work environment which is free from prejudices – independent of their gender, gender identity, nationality, ethnic origins, religion or beliefs, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

    “By pooling diverse personalities, strengths and skills, we also gain a better understanding for our clients’ needs and can develop more creative and innovative solutions. With the Charter, we emphasise our belief in equal chances at the entry into professional life and when developing a professional career. This is also a clear sign for our current employees and those who want to join the company”, Matthias Heisse continues.

    The charter was launched by four German multinationals in December 2006 was launched in 2006 the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration at the time with patronage of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Since then, the charter has been signed by more than 3,000 companies and institutions.

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