Diversity

Let's feed innovation with diversity

By bringing people from different backgrounds together, with diverse viewpoints, we’re pushing boundaries and pioneering fresh ideas to make the world a better place. It’s this diversity that inspires us, enabling us to see the world from multiple perspectives and delivering the fresh thinking that helps us develop innovative applications and materials that will advance the polymers industry.

This diversity is the basis for our values – curious, courageous and colorful. Our curiosity comes from exposure to new ideas. Our courage is based on a willingness to accept alternative views. Our color is the vibrancy of our employees working together to create uniquely inspiring solutions that make the world a brighter place. That’s why we promote an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with respect and encouraged to treat others in the same way. It’s also why we offer a range of opportunities that enable our people to balance their professional interests with their diverse lifestyles, going well beyond legal requirements in many countries.

The Manufacturing Institute, which is dedicated to improving and expanding manufacturing in the United States, honored two female employees of Covestro with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award 2017.

Unite

Our LGBTQ+ Network UNITE

Our network exists since the foundation of Covestro in 2015. UNITE is a global network of LGBTQ+ employees and supporters, so-called "straight allies". We bring together employees not only from different departments but also from countries, areas and locations. As a network, we primarily focus on exchange and networking among each other. Additionally, we organize various actions to raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community and their needs within all employees and adapt processes in the company accordingly. We are committed to an inclusive working atmosphere in which all employees feel welcomed to express themselves freely, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity, and thus to promote an inclusive and discrimination-free working environment.