Since 2007, METRO has been a member of the German Diversity Charter. This initiative seeks to strengthen diversity in companies. Its aim is to create a working environment that is free of prejudice. All employees should be shown appreciation. Independent of gender, nationality, ethnic background, religion, worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. The patron of the Diversity Charter is Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. We use the cross-company network for exchange and dialogue. We advance discussion around diversity management. And we are actively committed to diversity.