Diversity & inclusion


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Toll Collect is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity

The people who work at Toll Collect bring their individual backgrounds, identities, experiences and perspectives to the team. We are convinced that diverse teams are more creative, more innovative and contribute to the future viability of the company. Therefore, diversity – in addition to reliability and sustainability – is one of the central values that we have anchored in our company mission statement.

Diversity

Diversity means the variety present in our workforce, or the commonalities and differences between all Toll Collect employees.

Inclusion

Inclusion is the positive way to handle a diverse workforce.

This requires a working environment that is free from prejudice and is respectful and inclusive, in which equality of opportunity really exists for everyone and the diversity of the workforce is a factor in our success. All employees can be themselves, participate, belong and further develop, regardless of their age, any disabilities, ethnic origin and nationality, gender and gender identity, religion and world view, sexual identity and social background.

The term “inclusion” is not to be confused with the German term “Inklusion”, which is mostly used in connection with the topic of disability.

Diversity & inclusion management at Toll Collect

Our goal is to ensure that all employees can be themselves at the workplace
Dr Gerhard Schulz, Chairman of the Executive Board

Diversity Report 2021 - Figures

Employees

total
666
female
40 %
male
60 %

Leadership positions occupied

  • Supervisory Board

    female 36.4 % male 63.6 %
  • Executive Board (consists of two people)

    male 100 %
  • Department head

    female 27.3 % male 72.7 %
  • Field office/group heads

    female 16.1 % male 83.9 %
  • female
  • male

People with significant disabilities

total
5.9 %

Age structure by decade

  • 5 % under 30 years
  • 20 % 30-39 years
  • 33 % 40-49 years
  • 34 % 50-59 years
  • 8 % 60-67 years

As of: 31 December 2020

Diversity Report 2021 - Activities

After beginning to develop diversity & inclusion management in 2020, Toll Collect consolidated this area in 2021. The focus was on the creation of additional activities and measures in order to anchor the topic even more deeply within the company.

Goals

Toll Collect has set itself the following goals:

  • The company stands for diversity, and therefore for an inclusive and respectful working environment that is free from prejudice.
  • There is equality of opportunity in our company. Workforce diversity is a success factor.
  • Diversity and inclusion are found in the processes, structures and products of all business segments and business areas.

Measures

Toll Collect promotes inclusion and diversity in its workforce through the following measures:

Providing information and awareness

  • The Intranet and company newsletter keep employees regularly informed about diversity and inclusion and the associated activities.
  • With the support of external speakers and specialists, mini seminars on D&I-relevant topics are regularly offered to staff. In 2021, the programme included:
    • Unconscious bias
    • Racism in everyday life
    • The influence of social background on educational opportunities
    • Digital accessibility
  • Training sessions and workshops on topics such as gender-neutral communication and digital accessibility enable employees to become familiar with the different dimensions of diversity in a more tailored and practical way and to gain awareness of the importance of inclusion in the workplace.
  • Through presentations on the D&I strategy and activities in departments and teams, the importance and necessity of diversity in the company is underlined.
  • In regular formats, such as stakeholder groups and discussion groups, employees engage in exchanges on current publications dealing with the issue of diversity.
  • As part of German Diversity Day 2021, a photo campaign and various events were held in order to increase awareness of diversity topics and to gain multipliers for future D&I actions.
  • Diversity & inclusion management is participating in the working group for the Wertekompass (moral compass) 2.0 programme, which is organised across divisions and hierarchies. The Wertekompass describes the principles of cooperation for Toll Collect and supports the company in reaching its goals.

All levels integrated

  • Employees from different divisions and hierarchy levels engage in regular exchanges with the D&I team in the Diversity Council. They develop ideas and projects together and provide fresh momentum for D&I activities.
  • Toll Collect took part in the Diversity Challenge of the Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt). The buddy programme was developed as part of this and incorporated into day-to-day operations. The programme supports new colleagues, networks employees across specialisms and has reinforced a feeling of belonging even during the pandemic.
  • The D&I strategy is communicated through regular discussions with the department heads. The feedback from the departments is taken into account when planning measures.

Providing requirements, optimising processes

  • The goal of D&I management is to anchor measures within the company structures through the following processes:
    • Defining target values for various diversity dimensions
    • Raising awareness and providing further training for staff
    • Actively integrating employees as multipliers and members of various diversity working groups
  • Human resources processes are gradually being reviewed and adjusted for diversity and inclusion awareness.
  • The balancing of work and private life is facilitated and improved by means of flexible working models, reliable working hours, remote work and cooperation with a kindergarten.
  • The participation of people with disabilities is being increased as part of an ongoing project for digital accessibility. Both internal systems and external tools are considered.
  • Beginning a gender pay gap analysis is an important building block for planning and implementing gender-specific measures in the company with the aim of achieving greater equality.
  • During the renovation of Toll Collect’s premises, accessibility requirements will be met to ensure unrestricted access.
  • The works council, representatives of persons with significant disabilities and the inclusion officer are preparing an inclusion agreement to ensure enhanced support of employees with disabilities and to promote equality. This will be adopted in 2022.

Diversity Charter

In May 2020, the Executive Board and the chair of the works council signed the Diversity Charter . In doing so, Toll Collect committed itself to

  1. promote a respectful and appreciative company culture,
  2. review human resources processes and ensure sensitivity to diversity,
  3. appreciate the diversity of the company and the associated potential,
  4. internally and externally communicate the Diversity Charter,
  5. provide information on activities and progress on an annual basis and
  6. inform employees about the implementation of the Diversity Charter.


Logo of the diversity charter with the word 'signed' next to it

Toll Collect signs the Diversity Charter

Your contact partner

Diversity & Inclusion Management

Julia Heikkilä


Portrait of Julia Heikkilä, Diversity Management

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