How we put diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do
Our commitment remains strong to drive positive change for our people and for society at large.
At Deutsche Bank, we are dedicated to create an environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging. A place where everyone, as a unique individual, feels welcomed, accepted and has the opportunity to contribute and grow. A place where managers build diverse teams, encourage speaking up and invest in giving and requesting actionable feedback.
At Deutsche Bank, diversity and inclusion should be a natural part of how we conduct business and engage with our clients and society. Everyone — not only managers — is invested in advancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the Bank especially in making decisions that impacts our business success and communities in which we operate.
In 2020 it also became clear to us that we have not made sufficient progress in certain areas, particularly with racial and ethnic diversity. With the full support of the Management Board, we have outlined specific steps to advance our inclusive culture and our racial and ethnic diversity, beginning in the US and the UK.
As transparency drives change, the bank set and published goals for the representation of women in leadership positions worldwide and for the representation of Black people in the US. Certain goals are part of the “Balanced Scorecard” for specific top management levels of the bank and hence are part of the performance evaluation.
The Bank’s commitment to diversity and inclusion goes beyond Human Resources and is part of the Bank’s Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategy and our Human Rights commitments. For us, diversity and inclusion are truly embedded across the firm.