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Diversity and Inclusion

Embracing differences drives our innovation and success

Diversity and Inclusion

Embracing differences drives our innovation and success

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture makes us a better company, fueling our innovation, enhancing our experience of work, and enabling us to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We see and value every individual for what they have to contribute. And we are committed not just to the principles underlying this philosophy, but the day-to-day practices that bring it to life.

Overview

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion at SAP plays an integral role in our success. As a global organization with employees from more than 150 nationalities and all walks of life, we know that to perform at our best as a company, our employees must feel free to be their authentic selves.

We embrace and encourage different perspectives and believe we are made stronger by our unique combination of culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, and work-life situations. 

This culture of inclusion not only helps make us a great place to work, but also drives the success of our business. When people feel free to express who they are, the result is greater engagement and creativity. When teams reflect who our customers are, we can better understand and meet their needs. When we collaborate with others who have different points of view, we come up with a greater mix of ideas and spur our innovation. Our diversity and inclusion strategy focuses on four key areas:

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Gender Intelligence

Ensuring awareness of the benefits of gender diversity and helping women and men work more effectively together.

Cross-Generational Intelligence

Creating rich collaboration through different life stages and perspectives.

Culture and Identity

Honoring the many voices at SAP who inspire our innovation, regardless of race, religion, culture, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Differently Abled People

Valuing the unique potential and contributions of each individual, regardless of physical or mental ability.

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Key facts: Diversity and Inclusion

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84%

Of SAP employees embrace workplace diversity

100

SAP colleagues employed via the Autism at Work program

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Generations of workers creating a new dynamic

32.1%

Women in the workforce

150+

Nationalities of SAP employees

79,960

Employees in 130+ countries

23.6%

Women in management
 

320,000

SAP customers in 190 countries  

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Our commitment

Bill McDermott

CEO

“We embrace the unique magic of every single individual at SAP. It’s no longer about our differences as ‘accepted.’ This misses the point completely. It’s the differences that define our world view. It’s the differences that create the fabric of our culture. We’re a company that believes in trust, love and the unqualified right of every person to be exactly who they are and live exactly how they choose.”

Anka Wittenberg

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

"The business landscape continues to change at a dramatic pace. By embracing people’s differences, we can not only make SAP a better place to work, but spark our innovation, better serve our customers, and gain competitive advantage. In addition, we can support broader societal change. Creating a diverse and inclusive culture makes us a better company, fueling our innovation, enhancing our work experiences, and enabling us to succeed in this rapidly changing digital economy. We see and value every individual for who they are and what they have to contribute. And we are committed not just to the principles underlying this philosophy, but the day-to-day practices that bring it to life.”

SAP Integrated Report

The SAP Integrated Report shows how diversity and inclusion integrates into our core business, presenting our financial and non-financial performance in one integrated report for greater insight into our overall performance. 

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