Plant Leipzig receives Tolerance Award from German state of Saxony.

BMW Group Plant Leipzig has been awarded the title Business for Tolerance in recognition of its commitment to tolerance and diversity in day-to-day plant operations.

 “BMW has been working on diversity in all of its various facets for many years. It’s a wide-ranging field that includes cultural background, age, gender, integration and the inclusion of people with disabilities, but also support for training programmes such as our pre-vocational programme for young people or the ‘Joblinge’ initiative. In addition, our involvement in the Respect – No Place for Racism campaign of the metalworkers union IG Metall is encouraging associates to stand up against racial discrimination both within the company and outside it. These role models are important and we need them,” said Saxony’s Minister for Equality Petra Köpping.

Taking receipt of the award for Plant Leipzig were HR Director Dirk Wottgen and Works Council Chairman Jens Köhler. “This is an important accolade, and it reaffirms our commitment to a tolerant society – not just within our own business context but beyond it, too. This Tolerance Award is an incentive for us to continue what we are doing,” Wottgen pointed out.