“This award is a great honor for SAP,” said Claus Heinrich, member of the executive board, SAP. “We are especially happy to win the Special Award for Fairness. Fostering a diverse workplace and ensuring fair treatment for all employees, whatever their background, are key values at SAP. Our policy of diversity and inclusion supports SAP’s objective of hiring and retaining the most talented and creative employees to provide our customers with the best solutions in the market. We invest in the development of diverse teams in which the unique qualities of each employee contribute to the success of the whole team – whatever the cultural, racial, national, religious or other characteristics of the individuals may be. This is only possible in an environment of tolerance and fairness.”
SAP received the Great Place to Work Special Award for Fairness on the basis of an independent study conducted on behalf of the Great Place to Work Europe Institute. In February 2005, SAP had already been named Germany’s Best Workplace 2005 in the category for companies with 5,000 and more employees. This study, which was published in the German business and financial magazine Capital, was also the basis for SAP’s inclusion in the list of “100 Best Workplaces in Europe 2005.”
In total, about 1,000 companies in 15 European countries participated in “Best Workplace” surveys. Each survey consisted of confidential questionnaires asking employees’ opinions on credibility, respect, fairness, pride and team orientation at the companies they worked for. The questionnaires were translated and adapted nationally to capture differences in labor market structure, legislation and standards for working conditions. A total of approximately 100,000 employees, who were chosen at random and remained anonymous, also answered critical questions about employee discrimination in the workplace, management performance and quality. Furthermore, the participating companies provided additional material on corporate culture and organizational practices that were considered in the companies’ ratings.
Source: SAP AG