Bertelsmann commits to equal opportunities and promotes a work environment that is characterized by respect and tolerance, in which the value and dignity of every individual are recognized and all employees treat each other with courtesy, honesty and dignity. Bertelsmann tolerates no discriminatory behavior.

"We treat each other with mutual respect and trust and do not tolerate harassment or discrimination."

Code of Conduct, 2.1.3 Mutual respect and trust

The Bertelsmann Code of Conduct makes clear that Bertelsmann does not tolerate discrimination against employees or applicants for employment because of race, national or ethnic origin, gender, pregnancy, marital or parental status, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other characteristic specified under applicable anti-discrimination law or company policy (Code of Conduct 2.1.3 Mutual trust and respect). Likewise, harassment, mobbing and sexual harassment are prohibited.

The Bertelsmann Supplier Code of Conducts requires all third parties who act for, on behalf of or together with Bertelsmann to provide a workplace environment that does not allow for discrimination. (Supplier Code of Conduct, 3.4. Anti-discrimination and harassment)

Employees can find more information on Anti-Discrimination in the Bertelsmann intranet.