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Diversity & inclusion at Deutsche Börse Group

We believe in creating a workplace where everyone feels welcome to contribute their ideas and true self as part of a healthy and productive working environment.
  • We are
  • >10,000
  • colleagues.
  • We are of
  • >100
  • nationalities.
  • We are represented at
  • >60
  • locations.
  • We are on average
  • 38
  • years old.

Diversity & inclusion

Deutsche Börse Group operates around the world. At our 69 locations around the world we have over 10,000 employees from the most diverse cultural backgrounds. Our diversity is not only apparent in the origins of our employees, however, but also in the breadth of professional expertise and the many other differences that make up each individual personality in our team.
We are convinced that this diversity is decisive for our global success. We see the wealth of individual characteristics and strengths as the key to fulfilling our corporate purpose. For this reason we strive to create an inclusive working environment in which everyone feels welcome and where they feel comfortable about contributing their ideas.
We are a signatory of the “Diversity Charter” and acknowledge our corporate social responsibility as expressed in the Code of Conduct that applies throughout the Group. A public Diversity & Inclusion statement in which we express our appreciation of all present and future employees and a Diversity & Inclusion policy constitute further elements of our diverse and inclusive working environment. 

Our diversity & inclusion statement

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    Börse Frankfurt Magazin

    Our diversity dimensions

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      Diversity and inclusion in facts and figures

        Nationalities

        Our colleagues are of >100 nationalities.1)


        1) As of 31 December 2021

        Education

        Our colleagues have diverse professional backgrounds, levels of experience or academic degrees. For example, we employ economists and lawyers as well as natural scientists and humanities scholars. Moreover, we see ourselves as an educational institution and therefore also offer apprenticeships for people without vocational training.

        Age

        The average age of all our colleagues is 38 years. Further, their average length of service is 7 years.1)


        1) As of 31 December 2021

        Gender

        Deutsche Börse Group

        The overall proportion of our female colleagues is 40 per cent.

        Position

        Women’s share1)

        Women in all management positions

        28%

        Women in junior management positions

        31%

        Women in top management positions

        21%

        Women in management positions in revenue generating functions

        30%

        Women in STEM-related positions

        23%


        Deutsche Börse AG

        Position

        Women’s share1)

        Women in the first management level below the Executive Board

        14%

        Women in the second management level below the Executive Board

        22%


        Deutsche Börse AG committees

        Position

        Absolute number

        Women’s share1)

        Executive Board members

        6

        17%

        Supervisory Board members

        16

        38%

        Employee representatives on the Supervisory Board

        8

        50%

        Members in the Nomination Committee of the Supervisory Board

        6

        50%

        Members in the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board

        6

        50%

        1) As of 31 December 2021

        Governance

        Diversity & Inclusion Council:

        The Council is our official committee composed of members from across all our locations who will represent minority groups. It provides a Group-wide framework and guidance, and its members act as persons of trust for all diversity-related issues.

        Guidelines:

        At Deutsche Börse Group, we are committed to respectful and appreciative interaction among each other. For this reason, we have several policies and guidelines in place that all colleagues follow. 

        • Diversity & inclusion policy
        • Anti-harassment policy
        • Disciplinary action policy
        • Code of business conduct

        Networks:

        Deutsche Börse Group also has various Group-wide networks that are committed to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and help us build cultural expertise. Together with all members, we aim to promote and advance diversity and inclusion throughout our corporate culture. 

        • marketPride – our LGBTIQ+ community 
        • Women@DBG – our network for all colleagues who identify as female or non-binary.

        At our international locations, various local resource groups also regularly organise different events and activities in the area of diversity.

        Our goals

        As a socially responsible employer, we at Deutsche Börse Group are committed to continuously promote and foster diversity and inclusion as valuable aspects within our corporate culture and throughout all dimensions.  

        Gender

        Deutsche Börse Group

        Ensuring equality of opportunities for men and women has long been part of our corporate social responsibility, because we do not want to do without the knowledge and competences of female managers and the performance potential of diversified teams. In this spirit, one of our particular aspirations is to increase the proportion of women at the management level. Our various programmes for promoting talent, and so also for qualifying women for management positions, contribute to the longterm advancement of women. Other measures include focussed succession planning, as well as internal and external mentoring and training programmes. Exchanges among female colleagues are encouraged by an internal women’s network. In addition, our Capital Markets Academy offers special training courses for women on financial planning, investment and retirement saving, among other things.

        Deutsche Börse AG

        Deutsche Börse AG’s Executive Board has defined target quotas for women on the two management levels beneath the Executive Board, in accordance with section 76 (4) AktG, in each case referring to Deutsche Börse AG. By 31 December 2021, the proportion of women holding positions in the first and second management levels beneath the Executive Board was planned to reach 15 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively. As of 31 December 2021, the share of women holding positions on the first and second management levels beneath the Executive Board at Deutsche Börse AG in Germany was 14 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively. Moreover, the Executive Board had adopted a voluntary commitment to Group-wide increase in the share of women holding management positions (first three management levels below the Executive Board) to 20 per cent by 31 December 2021, and of women holding lower management positions to 30 per cent during the same period. This voluntary commitment in fact went further than the statutory obligation. Firstly, the target figures determined in this context relate to Deutsche Börse Group worldwide. Secondly, the definition of management levels/positions was expanded to include heads of teams, for example. On a global level, as at 31 December 2021, these quotas stood at 21 per cent for upper management levels and 30 per cent for lower management positions.

        Measures to promote women

        Ensuring equality of opportunities for men and women has long been part of our corporate social responsibility, because we do not want to do without the knowledge and competences of female managers and the performance potential of diversified teams. In this spirit, one of our particular aspirations is to increase the proportion of women at the management level. Our various programmes for promoting talent, and so also for qualifying women for management positions, contribute to the longterm advancement of women. Other measures include focussed succession planning, as well as internal and external mentoring and training programmes. Exchanges among female colleagues are encouraged by an internal women’s network. In addition, our Capital Markets Academy offers special training courses for women on financial planning, investment and retirement saving, among other things.

         
        Börse Frankfurt Magazin

        Further information

        • Our Diversity & Inclusion Policy

          As a global organisation, we stand for recognition, appreciation and inclusion in the working environment. Our Diversity & Inclusion Policy sets out our commitment to an inclusive work environment for all Deutsche Börse Group staff.

        • Join our diverse teams!

          Find interesting job offers and more information about our teams at our career website.