This year's Diversity Prize went to BLG LOGISTICS and Bremerhaven Adult Education Center. The jury selected BLG for its systematic development of an organization that respects diversity. The prize money of EUR 2,500 will go into a project organized by BLG management trainees for a football championship for disabled players in Bremerhaven.
On December 12, the Bremen Diversity Prize "The Multicolored Key - Shaping Diversity!" was presented for the eighth time in the Upper Hall of Bremen Town Hall. It is awarded by Bremen University, Mercedes-Benz, and other organizations. The aim is to honor companies, institutions, and initiatives in North Germany that effectively promote and benefit from diversity, and that publicize the positive effects. This year's prize went to BLG LOGISTICS and Bremerhaven Adult Education Center.
The fifteen-person jury chose BLG LOGISTICS for its systematic development of an organization that respects and promotes diversity. BLG operates non-discriminatory selection procedures, supports people who want to retroactively gain school qualifications, promotes women in management positions, and integrates refugees. According to the jury, these activities go far beyond what companies of this size normally do in the interests of diversity.
Labor Relations Director Dieter Schumacher and Tanja Benouda-Bahlmann as well as Rachiel Barry accepted the prize. "We need women as managers. University graduates can quickly gain management experience in our company, and we offer young mothers part-time training," said Dieter Schumacher. Furthermore, BLG supports employees with a migration background: "These people bring with them the kind of commitment we need. They've traveled 6,000 kilometers to an uncertain destination to carve out better lives for themselves. That deserves our support," explained Dieter Schumacher.
The two winners also each received prize money of EUR 2,500. BLG will put its money into a project organized by BLG management trainees for a football championship for disabled players in Bremerhaven.