Bombardier Signs the "Diversity Charter"

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Bombardier Signs the "Diversity Charter"

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Friday, June 14, 2013 - 10:00am

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June 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation signed the Diversity Charter during Germany’s first national Diversity Day. The signing ceremony on June 11, 2013 took place in the presence of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, Minister of State Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer, who presented the company with a certificate to mark the occasion.

The Diversity Charter is a business initiative to promote diversity in companies, the patron of which is the German Chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel. The initiative promotes the recognition, appreciation and the role of diversity for the benefit of Germany’s business culture as a whole. The goal is to create a working environment that is free of prejudice. All employees should be valued, regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age or nationality.

The signatories to the charter commit themselves to adopt a series of measures. The companies should maintain a culture that is characterised by mutual respect and appreciation of each individual employee. They also commit themselves to recognise, value and benefit from social diversity both within and outside their organisations. The initiative also encourages personnel processes that maximise the skills and talents of each employee and the company’s overall performance.

Susanne Kortendick, Labour Director, Bombardier Transportation Germany and Member of the German Management Board, said: “At Bombardier, integrity and ethically correct behaviour are fixed components of our values. These values enable us to gain and secure the trust of our customers, shareholders, partners and wider society. Our employees have an important to role to play in this area. As a market leader in rail technology, Bombardier is dependent on highly motivated specialists and managers. In Germany alone, our workforce consists of more than 60 nationalities to whom we want to be a fair and attractive employer. Signing the charter reaffirms Bombardier’s commitment in this area.”

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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