Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

What do we mean by Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)?

    We believe in the power of different perspectives
    Diverse group of employees.

    Diversity is for us the right mix of people regardless of gender, age, nationality, culture, profession, sexual orientation, (dis)abilities, religion, beliefs, personal background or other individual differences.

    By Inclusion, we are referring to the way we work together at Voith. An inclusive working culture is based on mutual respect and is open to different ideas and perspectives. It aims at leveraging different ideas, approaches and backgrounds to create business value.

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    Each of our employees is unique due to their different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and strengths. We appreciate that diversity and promote equal opportunities because we are convinced that diverse teams boost innovation and help us to truly understand our customers’ needs.
    Dr. Toralf Haag, President and CEO Voith Group and Global Sponsor Diversity and Inclusion at Voith

    Why Diversity and Inclusion at Voith?

      We believe in the positive impact of D&I on the company and on each individual

      It is Voith’s mission to inspire the best in our people. We are inspired by solutions that are built to last. We foster a diversified and inclusive, as well as a challenging, environment to encourage our people to unlock their potential and go beyond the ordinary.

      That is why we have committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in the business world by signing the German employer initiative “Charta der Vielfalt” (Diversity Charter).


      We approach all colleagues, customers and challenges with respect, engaging with all ideas and innovations equally. We reach beyond in order to challenge our thinking with fresh perspectives.

      Let’s build a successful future for Voith through effectively applying these D&I values to our daily work!

      About Diversity and Inclusion at Voith

        We constantly train our managers on D&I and provide them with tools and ideas to „live D&I in every day work“.

        The D&I training is very well structured and conducted. It generated both good discussions within the group and self-reflection on several areas. We can continuously improve in regards to diversity and inclusion as an employee, in the company and as a member of society. I also liked the material provided that allows the participant to follow the lecture and interact with the content provided.
        Alexandre Lourenço, HR Manager KAM North America, Voith Turbo, United States

        D&I roadmaps are in place to create awareness and involve the employees.

        Our D&I roadmap was a joint creation, the result of everyone’s contribution. We all relate to and identify with it, and therefore support and stand behind our goals, which we are determined to implement with our people. Each and every collaboration counts.
        Hjalmar Fugmann, President VP Projects South America, Voith Paper, Brazil

        With global communication campaigns, we keep our people updated about D&I at Voith.

        It means a lot to us to be acknowledged. My global colleagues recognize our cultural characteristics and we recognize theirs. It certainly means we have mutual respect as individuals and as a collective.
        Portia Ngakane, Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager, Voith Turbo, South Africa
        I always enjoy reading about D&I at Voith and seeing that there is an effort being made to make people aware of the differences, but also similarities, in our workforce and how we can benefit from that. We often discuss D&I news in our lunch break.
        Jude Delma, Electrical Engineer, Voith Hydro, Canada

        We drive innovation and digitization through diversity by working in international, cross-functional project teams and using participative and interactive tools.

        Digitalization is a transformation that changes the way we do everything. We have to adapt fast to this transformation to stay competitive. Diversity and inclusion helps us to improve and innovate new solutions for our customers in the digital world by supporting a working environment where our employees appreciate each other, are open minded and think out of the box.
        Ricardo Maia, Head of Systems and Products, Voith Hydro, Brazil

        Our company culture aims at making everyone feeling appreciated for who they are and for what they contribute.

        When I came to Germany, I realized how different the daily life and the working culture was. However, since my first day, my colleagues made me feel welcomed and helped me improving my German. This journey has been an enriching professional and personal experience providing me the opportunity to work with very international teams around the world.
        Diana Montana, Global Lean Execution Manager, Voith Paper, Germany
        Diversity is part of our everyday work. We have people of many different nationalities in our workshop. Sometimes it is not easy to communicate, but we always find a way and work as a team. You just have to be open to each other and you will see how enrichening that experience can be.
        Juliane Frey, Warehouse worker, Voith Paper, Germany
        I am proud to have been a part of the D&I team in China since the program kicked off in 2013. Along the journey, we have seen more and more business benefits brought by D&I. It opens eyes and offers new opportunities for people development, technology innovation and driving excellence. Good business cases and role models happen everywhere in this more than 150-year-old, engineering company!
        Lily Wang, General Manager Voith Shanghai & HRBP Asia, Voith Corporate, China

        Voith is proud to foster active employee participation in global D&I activities, such as our “D&I Statement Collage” and  “Your Diversity Moment”-picture-contest.

        Become a Voith D&I ambassador! Watch our video.

          At Voith, we are Diversity and Inclusion ambassadors!

          If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Voithian browse our career opportunities here.


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            Get in touch with us

              Asia Pacific

              Indah Mayorga

              D&I Manager Asia Pacific


              t +62 267 419 719


              Rose Gu

              D&I Manager China


              t +86 512 5799 3853


              Bernd Güldenberg

              D&I Manager Europe, the Middle East and Africa


              t +49 7321 37 3606


              Rajdeep Roy

              D&I Manager India


              t +91 40 271 735 61

              North America

              Inna Kremza

              D&I Manager North America


              t +1 905 287 5840

              South America

              Valdineide Simoes

              D&I Manager South America


              t +55 11 3944 5793

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              Elisa Wang-Ruehrnoessl

              Corporate D&I Manager


              t +49 7321 37 6329