Mercedes-Benz AG

Mercedesstraße 120
70372 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 7 11 17-0

Represented by the Board of Management:
Ola Källenius (Chairman), Jörg Burzer, Renata Jungo Brüngger, Sabine Kohleisen, Markus Schäfer, Britta Seeger, Hubertus Troska, Harald Wilhelm

Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
Bernd Pischetsrieder

Court of Registry: Stuttgart; commercial register no. 762873
VAT ID: DE 32 12 81 763

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Sustainability Report 2022

Intro People (Photo)


Materiality and goals

GRI 3-3


Target horizon

Status as of 2022

HR work in the transformation



Shape the transformation of the Mercedes-Benz Group for its employees in a responsible, socially acceptable and future-oriented manner



Ensure lasting constructive cooperation between the company and employee representatives



Further develop the “People Principles” and embed them in the Group. The aim is to create a common understanding for an agile and innovative management culture in the transformation



Ensure market-conformant salary structures through compliance with the global remuneration policy


Target achieved

Support and further develop flexible and contemporary working time models



Increase the Group’s attractiveness as an employer for digitally talented people: Top 5 in the target ranking1


Target achieved

Milestone: Top 7 in the target ranking1


Target achieved

Training and professional development



Ensure a high-quality, needs-based professional portfolio for training and dual study programmes



Empower over 70% of employees to work successfully in the digital transformation2



Milestone: Enable 60-65% of employees to work successfully in the digital transformation2


Target achieved

Restructure and regularly develop the training available to employees



Diversity and inclusion



Improve equal opportunities for all employees in the Group according to the “Inclusion Index”3



Milestone: 70% approval rate of the “Inclusion Index”3


Target achieved

Increase the quota of women in senior management positions4 to 30%.



Health and occupational safety



Enable employees to work in a healthy and safe environment



Further promote the digitisation of health management



Use a uniform accident documentation system worldwide and introduce it at the German production locations


Target achieved


Target ranking in Trendence study (survey period from October 2021 to February 2022) among IT college graduates (Germany).


Employee survey (survey period from September 2021 to October 2021), agreement rate on development of skills for the digital transformation.


Employee survey (survey period from September 2021 to October 2021), approval rate regarding fair treatment regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, disability or other differences


Management level 3 and higher, Mercedes-Benz Group worldwide (headcounts, fully consolidated companies).

The Mercedes-Benz Group is in the midst of a transformation towards locally emission-free and networked mobility. This transformation affects not only products, technologies and business models. It also affects the corporate culture and the entire workforce: Working processes and structures are changing just as fundamentally as employee tasks, job profiles and cooperation within the Mercedes-Benz Group.

A total of 168,797 employees1 around the world are using their skills, innovation and dedication to help ensure that the Group can successfully overcome the associated
challenges.Together with them and their essential motivation as well as willingness to change, this transformation is a huge opportunity for a sustainably successful company. The Mercedes-Benz Group’s goal here is to shape the necessary changes for its employees in a responsible, socially acceptable and future-oriented way.

The human resources strategy adopted 2021 supports the Mercedes-Benz Group in meeting the special challenges and requirements of the personnel transformation.

The Mercedes-Benz Group therefore also invests continuously in qualification measures for its employees and recruits new staff whose qualification profiles will be needed in the future. In order to attract such employees and retain them for the long term, the Mercedes-Benz Group takes measures to create an attractive and future-oriented working environment for its employees, among other ways by offering them modern and flexible forms of work that it continuously enhances. Particularly in challenging times such as those we now live in, respectful and trust-based cooperation between the workforce and the management is extremely important. The Mercedes-Benz Group therefore promotes a diverse and inclusive corporate and management culture.

The Group also wants to make possible a safe and healthy working environment.

1 Workforce from 31.12.2022 not incl. temporary workers during vacations, integrated master's degree students, interns, working students, doctoral candidates, senior experts and trainees