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As the inventor of modern skin care, we strive to make everyone feel comfortable in their skin. In order to fulfill this promise, we are driving a culture which is in line with our company purpose: Care Beyond Skin. In the context of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), that means to care for the uniqueness of our employees, leaders and consumers. We choose to express that care in embracing their differences so that everyone can be their true self and benefits from equitable opportunities. 

We care for your uniqueness.

We are committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce, fostering an inclusive company culture that is welcoming to everyone and creating products that resonate with our global consumer base. With joint forces of our partner organizations, we are making sure that our promise for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is carried and lived beyond our organizational boundaries, and that we are supporting a more equitable society.

I believe Beiersdorf has a responsibility to promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and bring about positive change in our society. We all have a role to play when it comes to reaching our goals, and it’s crucial that we walk the talk. When we are in it together, the transformation we can achieve is truly remarkable.

Vincent Warnery, CEO


With our global DE&I strategy in place, we are bringing our commitment to life by systematically embedding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in all aspects of our business. That means that we are constantly challenging the status quo, reducing biases and promoting an inclusive corporate culture for all genders, origins, backgrounds and cultures, sexual orientation and gender identities, as well as generations and include people of all abilities. Our Code of Conduct ensures that our values are reflected in our everyday work, wherever Beiersdorf and its subsidiaries do business.

Our goal is to build a leadership and employee base that reflects the rich diversity of our consumers and the communities in which we operate, one which embraces uniqueness and stands for inclusion. We want to be the honeypot for diverse talent!

Misel Ahom, HR VP DE&I and Talent Acquisition


We strive to become the company of choice for diverse global talent by embedding a truly inclusive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging and has equitable opportunities to succeed. That is why Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is not only a key element of our strategic choices but is also driven by a global network of more than 100 DE&I champions and various employee grassroot communities. We are regarding these communities as an essential generator of our culture, through them we are making sure that everyone has the opportunity to bring in their very own perspective and to foster that truly inclusive we-culture.

50/50 Gender Parity

To ensure equitable opportunities for all genders, we focus on dismantling the barriers that might prevent equal career advancement. Holding ourselves accountable, we announced our “Beiersdorf Gender Parity Ambition“ on International Women‘s Day 2021: We committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balanced leadership across all management levels worldwide by 2025.

We are very proud of having reached this target 18 months ahead of schedule. The representation of women in management positions worldwide stands at 50.3% as of September 1, 2023. Since January 2023, the female board representation stands at 42.9% which means that we have tripled our progress over the past three years.

In accordance with the “Law on Equal Participation of Women and Men in Leadership Positions”, Beiersdorf AG is required by law to set targets for the percentage of women on the first two senior management levels below the Executive Board, including periods for achieving these targets.

Communities as Culture Generators

When it comes to moving the needle on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, we are stronger together. This is why Beiersdorf strongly supports our very active and impactful grassroots communities around the globe who represent the voices of our employees. Together, we advance our agenda for a more inclusive culture – both within and outside of Beiersdorf.

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Be You @Beiersdorf: Under the motto “Be Proud in Your Skin”, the community raises awareness and provides education around the topics of sexual orientation and gender identity. Knowing that many members of the LGBTIQ+ community are still facing considerable restrictions in various areas of life, Be You’s purpose is to foster a safe environment where everyone can be their most authentic selves.
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#SisterhoodisPower: What started as a Hamburg based women’s network, snowballed into a dynamic global community with over 1,000 members and numerous local chapters. #SisterhoodisPower empowers women through inspiration, peer support, mentoring, and advocacy. By fostering a supportive environment where women can achieve their ambitions, the grassroots community contributes to Beiersdorf’s ambition to become a truly gender-balanced organization.
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WEnited: With their network of over 500 members consisting of more than 30 nationalities, WEnited is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive culture. The focus is particularly on welcoming our international colleagues to our headquarters in Hamburg and making it as easy as possible for them to start and work in a new environment by promoting exchange and cohesion.
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dad.icated: dad.icated is a community of fathers, fathers-to-be and allies who encourage others to make their own idea of life as a father a reality. The grassroot actively helps embrace career and fatherhood as an opportunity for dads and Beiersdorf to grow. Among other things, they are partners in the “conpadres” initiative, a cross-company network for greater compatibility from a father’s perspective.
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New Generation 50+: The New Generation 50+ is a community that deals with the corporate world of the 50+ generation. The aim is to understand and better address the concerns and needs of this age group and to foster a culture that supports cross-generational cooperation and appreciation.
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LEAD Network @Beiersdorf: As a member of the LEAD Network, we at Beiersdorf have the opportunity to join forces with other major companies in the industry to make a difference in advancing gender parity across Europe. Our internal community drives the active contribution and fully leverages the mission of the Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Network at Beiersdorf.


“Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is much bigger than Beiersdorf alone and I firmly believe that we are stronger together,” says HR VP DE&I and Talent Acquisition Misel Ahom.

That is why we are partnering with external organizations with which we collectively advance our agenda. In this way, we ensure that we are supporting communities to promote equitable opportunities and remove barriers for all to succeed.