"Embracing D&I is undoubtedly the right thing to do, and it makes total sense from a business perspective”, adds Kristin.
Putting People First
Knauf Insulation’s diversity and inclusion work is in line with the company’s For A Better World sustainability strategy.
We are committed to Putting People First and by 2025, the company will have ensured that all new employees, leaders and managers in the company will have undergone diversity training.
However, in the words of Lisa, “D&I needs to be engrained in our business, we can change as many policies and procedures as we like but if when people walk through the door and they don’t feel included then they will leave. We want people to feel a real sense of belonging, but it should not be something we ever have to actively think about.”
What our D&I Working Group members say
Silke Weiss, Knauf Insulation’s Director of Technical Solutions Sales Central Europe, says: “I have seen the positive impact of D&I in my team. The construction industry is very male dominated, very results driven. But from the beginning I have been working in a very diverse environment. What I have seen is that when there is diversity of ages, nationalities, cultures, a balance of genders, there are more perspectives, more effort to understand one another and more respect. This positivity is reflected in our approach to our customers as well as to each other."
“Diversity is good for the bottom line, but of course ethically we all deserve to be treated with respect."