People and elements

At BAM we are in our element: as diverse as our tasks and disciplines - as diverse are the people who work here.

Source: BAM

More than 1,600 people work at BAM - people from different scientific disciplines, from different countries and cultures, with different languages and needs. Diversity in the workplace and an open welcoming culture are important prerequisites for excellent research.

BAM has signed the Charta der Vielfalt (Diversity Charter), thus confirming its commitment to diversity. Charta der Vielfalt is an initiative of the Federal Government under the patronage of Chancellor Angela Merkel to promote diversity in German companies and institutions. By joining, BAM is committed to creating a working environment in which employees can work together free of prejudice, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

Inclusion work at BAM means implementation of unrestricted participation. This ranges from the participation of severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude in job interviews to accessibility in the design of laboratories, offices or the introduction of software.

BAM has set up an anti-discrimination office in order to make employees more aware of the issue and to prevent discrimination. Here, employees can obtain basic information on the topic of diversity, receive personal and confidential advice and file a complaint in the event of discrimination.