Diversity report 2020 / Foreword
Diverse work teams contribute to better company results
In conclusion, I would like to appreciate our long-term co-
and more substantial and more targeted customer ori-
operation with our social partner, the KOVO trade unions.
entation. Therefore, as an employer, it is vital for us that
I thank our colleagues across the company who actively
all employees of ŠKODA AUTO have the opportunity to
support diversity and inclusion. I am particularly proud
work in teams, inspire and enrich each other, and provide
that we have established close cooperation with diversity
innovative solutions. One of the critical steps is to use the
ambassadors in each area. They are senior managers who
potential of each of us regardless of our differences.
are contact partners in their areas, and their activities include contributing with data for steering rounds, commu-
Diversity is one of the strategic goals of ŠKODA AUTO.
nicating diversity topics, and at the same time supporting
To fulfil this goal, it is important not only to speak about
colleagues working on diversity-related projects. Amba-
diversity but also to live it and accept it in our work and
ssadors pass on their experience within the group and the
private lives. Several different paths contribute to the
company and help coordinate topics. We appreciate their
strengthening of the diversity of our teams, whether it
time devoted to this topic, and we can build a community
is flexible forms of work, activities relating to different
together in the company.
groups (parents, foreigners), or training we offer.
In 2020, we organized training for immediate superiors focused on their work with unconscious prejudices. This training is intended to help managers work with their teams
and raise awareness of the topic among their subordinates
and colleagues. Although it is natural to have some prejudices, we mustn‘t follow these prejudices in key moments
(such as leading a team meeting, communication, etc.) and
consciously distance ourselves (rise above it). The more
we perceive the differences and can work with them, the
better the person in the work team will feel and will be
less afraid to express their opinions.
Head of Operational HR,
Digitalization and HR 4.0