Daimler Truck

Our People

Healthy and motivated employees are the basis for our company’s success. That’s why we do everything we can to ensure that they feel comfortable and at home at Daimler Truck.

Our employees represent our foundation. It is only thanks to their skills, experience, and commitment that we are able to achieve our goals and lasting success. With their ideas, they enable innovations that drive Daimler Truck forward. They help to positively influence our image and thus enhance customer loyalty.

We know exactly how valuable our employees are. It is therefore crucial for us to offer them attractive working conditions. And to make sure that they enjoy coming to work, feel comfortable and safe, and maintain their health. Being a responsible employer: That is the standard by which we measure ourselves. And this standard is helping us to inspire new talents for Daimler Truck, both now and in the future.

Our ambition

We strive to be an employer of choice, and we foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion – leading to a sense of belonging across all levels and regions.

For us at Daimler Truck, doing business also means contributing to positive change and taking responsibility - towards society and towards our people. This is both my personal conviction and deeply rooted in our Daimler Truck DNA.
Jürgen Hartwig
Jürgen Hartwig Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck Holding AG, responsible for Human Resources

Our path

In order to achieve our objectives we pursue three different paths:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    We stand for an open and respectful corporate culture: Team spirit, fairness and respect for one another are our cornerstones.

    More than 100,000 people from more than 125 countries work at Daimler Truck. This diversity helps us to find new perspectives. It drives creativity and innovation – improving the successfulness of our work. We foster a corporate culture where our employees can freely develop their talents and contribute their individual strengths. The foundation: a respectful and open cooperation that leaves no room for discrimination.

    As a signatory to the Diversity Charter, we ensure that all our employees have equal opportunities – regardless of age, ethnic origin and nationality, gender and gender identity, physical and mental abilities, religion and belief, sexual orientation, and social background. As participants in the UN Global Compact and the European Women’s Management Development Network, we underscore these principles.

    We ensure diversity right from the recruitment stage: 54 percent of new hirings through our INspire talent programs have an international background, and 41 percent are women. We place particular emphasis on training young people with disabilities. We also want to continuously increase the proportion of women in management positions, for example, with our She@Truck women’s support program. We also ensure fair and transparent salaries: their levels are based only on the requirements of the position and personal performance.

    The newly established Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Board will also begin with their work. Half of the committee consists of senior managers from all organizational units and the other half consists of diversity experts and members of under-represented groups so that they also get their say. The DEI Advisory Board is chaired by Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Daimler Truck. The DEI Advisory Board decides on the strategy and relevant topics relating to diversity, equity and inclusion, advises the Board of Management and anchors the topic in the business units.

  • Employee development and support

    We invest in the professional and personal development of our employees. We promote their potential and ensure that they can develop their creativity freely.

    Digitalization and e-mobility are massively changing the automotive and transport industries – and thus also the job profiles, tasks and requirement profiles at Daimler Truck. In order to keep up with the times and to be able to move forward, we build up the required competencies in the company, continuously develop them further, and thereby ensure that our employees remain employable in the long term. We invest in training and further education, expand our personnel development programs, and adapt our professional portfolio for training courses and dual study courses to meet requirements.

    In order to support our employees, we offer them a comprehensive further training program with face-to-face training and digital offerings. In addition, our employees can choose from more than 17,000 e-learning courses via LinkedIn Learning and thus receive further training in various topics – regardless of location and time.

  • Occupational health and safety

    The physical and psychological health of our employees is essential for us. That’s why we ensure safe, fair and healthy working conditions at all our locations worldwide.

    We want our employees to be safe in the workplace. We ensure this with comprehensive occupational safety. We regularly keep our employees aware of ergonomics and occupational safety, and all new employees receive safety training. We have initiated audits for safety and health risks at all of our locations: More than 30 percent of our plants are already certified according to the international occupational health and safety standard ISO 45001.

    The improved work-life balance also helps our employees at Daimler Truck to feel comfortable and stay healthy. We have learned from the coronavirus pandemic: Hybrid working is the model of the future – and we support it where work permits it. We also have a long tradition of job-sharing models and part-time models – from shorter working hours per day to free working days per week and temporary leave. We are also working on introducing more flexible working time models in production. The possibilities go beyond legal requirements in certain countries.

Our progress so far

  • More than 100,000 employees from 125 nations work at Daimler Truck
  • 17,000 e-learning modules are available to our employees around the clock
  • More than 31 percent of our production sites are certified to the ISO 45001 occupational safety standard.

Our next steps

We will continue to support the health and well-being of our employees in the workplace:

  • By 2025, we aim to have 39 % of our sites certified to the international occupational safety standard ISO 45001. Our goal is to reduce our accident rate by 10 percent every three years.
  • Our goal is to reduce our accident rate by 10 percent every three years.
  • By 2030, we want to have 25 percent of management positions filled by women.
  • We will develop online training for all employees on topics such as safety, equity and anti-discrimination.
  • We are continuing to expand our range of health programs for employees.
  • We are continuously developing our training offerings.

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