Gender-inclusive language

We want to communicate in a gender- and diversity-friendly way and make people in all their diversity visible in the German language too. We are aware that this requires all genders to be mentioned explicitly. Hitherto, in our German documents, we have always talked of male and female employees. With the official expansion of gender categories to include female, male and “diverse”, we are looking for a new form of gender-friendly communication that ensures that everyone is addressed equally and with respect. In this year’s German-language version of our annual report, we have temporarily decided to mainly use the masculine form for practical reasons.