Diversity and Inclusion
If you want to advance inclusion, embrace the power of diversity.
We believe in the power of being different
Munich Re is a leading global reinsurer. The thing that sets us apart from our competitors is not only our expertise, experience and drive for innovation, but above all our strong teams. They bring together expertise from different disciplines as well as cultures, nationalities, genders and different generations.
Munich Re actively invests in its employees and the diversity of the global company. We design development programmes, build our teams and develop leaders in the spirit of an inclusive culture where everyone can grow and be the best they have the potential to be.
Diversity drives our innovation. We believe that the best ideas come when different perspectives, experiences and ways of thinking come together. This creative force produces concrete solutions that make progress in our industry possible.
Diversity challenges and empowers us – diverse opinions, views and personalities don´t lead to an immediate agreement. At Munich Re we embrace this challenge. We believe that stepping out of our comfort zone is the way we can continuosly learn and create our inclusive culture.
Diversity as a business strategy
Munich Re sees diversity as the lively and active coexistence and working together of different mindsets, mentalities, experiences and expertise. Our employees are our most valuable asset and their diversity is the key to our success as a company.
Our understanding of diversity not only includes classic aspects such as gender, religion, age, disability, nationality or cultural differences as well as sexual orientation, but also inherent characteristics such as experience, education, personality or opinions. As a globally operating company, we benefit from these differences when it comes to achieving Munich Re's strategic goals.
What we do for an inclusive work atmosphere
Our diversity commitment
Creating equal opportunities
Munich Re is actively working to increase the number of female managers. As a globally operating company, it is of great importance to us that more talented women take on responsibility in our management teams. Therefore, it was decided to increase the proportion of women in all management positions to 40% globally and Group-wide by the end of 2025 with a new voluntary commitment. In addition, our internal Accelerated Development programmes Hydrogen & Oxygen have a 50% gender quota to support the growing proportion of women in management positions.
Continuous development is extremely important to us. That is why we invest in targeted and needs oriented learning for all of our employees in all specialist areas. Learn more about our career development opportunities.
We take responsibility
At Munich Re, we´re not anchored to a desk – we can add value, no matter where we´re sitting. Many companies have a global footprint. At Munich Re, the very culture is global.
International Women's Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge
In 2021 and throughout March we joined the global International Women's Day campaign with the official hashtag #ChooseToChallenge. Under the motto "Women in Leadership at Munich Re", Munich Re raised the flag for gender equality.
In doing so, Munich Re highlighted the challenges people face every day while underlining the entire company's commitment to gender equality.
I challenge bias and divisive ideas. I believe we are all born equal in dignity and rights; with hopes, aspirations and unique talents. Every individual must be given equal opportunities to bring the best version of themselves to the table