Promoting diversity, discouraging prejudices

For us it goes without saying that people with disabilities participate in the world of work. Diversity and integration mean not just showing tolerance, but actively accepting and promoting people with handicaps.

We at Würth Elektronik want to respect the skills and the potential of all people and to create a work environment that welcomes and appreciates everyone, giving them the chance to evolve and learn without hindrance.

Our Advisory Board for Employees with Disabilities is there to provide assistance to both employees and job applicants alike, representing their interests within the company. For instance, the Advisory Board helps job applicants in the recruitment process, since it’s a matter of great principle for Würth Elektronik to consider applications from people with disabilities when filling job vacancies – and of course we also warmly welcome them as trainees. What’s more, we’re also very glad to promote integration outside the company, and we take care to award contracts to sheltered workshops to ensure that people with disabilities can enjoy a secure workplace.

For many years now, the Würth founding family has set a shining example in the Würth Group. Bringing together people with and without disabilities, creating an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance – these are goals to which Carmen Würth has resolutely dedicated herself. For many years she occupied the position of vice-president of the SOD (Special Olympics Germany) organization. The trainees of Würth Elektronik also enthusiastically take part in helping run the Special Olympics.

A good example of their assertiveness is the Anne-Sophie Hotel-Restaurant in Künzelsau - Germany, where people with and without disabilities happily work together.