Key figures

Key figures Human Resources

General information employees

Employees1
GRI 102-7/-8

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Europe

213,587

217,484

216,767

208,056

144,139

NAFTA

34,216

38,191

38,612

37,361

13,194

Latin America

12,535

13,096

13,884

13,194

2,286

Africa

4,738

4,691

4,691

5,317

4,019

Asia

23,337

24,271

23,775

23,723

8,313

Australia/Oceania

908

950

926

830

474

Total

289,321

298,683

298,655

288,481

172,425

1

Workforce from 2021 not including temporary workers during vacations, integrated master’s degree students, interns, working students, doctoral candidates, senior experts and trainees

2

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Employees by division1

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Mercedes-Benz Cars employees

142,666

145,436

155,841

150,341

138,906

Mercedes-Benz Mobility employees

13,012

14,070

12,680

11,650

9,531

Mercedes-Benz Vans employees

25,255

26,210

21,346

20,174

19,322

Central functions and services employees

10,613

11,244

7,149

6,676

4,666

1

Workforce from 2021 not including temporary workers during vacations, integrated master’s degree students, interns, working students, doctoral candidates, senior experts and trainees

2

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Employees by groups
GRI 102-8

 

2021

Direct functions (production employees)

67,430

Indirect functions (employees in administration and in production-relevant units)

104,995

Trainees

4,817

Interns/integrated master’s degree students/doctoral candidates/working students/senior experts

4,223

Temporary workers during vacations

19

Average employees by employment relationship1 (not including interns, integrated master’s degree students, working students, senior experts and trainees)
GRI 102-8

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3,4

Full-time

129,799

130,652

133,570

128,905

117,703

thereof men

115,413

115,411

116,576

113,435

103,597

thereof women

14,386

15,241

16,993

15,470

14,107

Part-time

11,418

11,705

8,353

12,470

11,675

thereof men

4,403

4,483

2,619

4,735

4,506

thereof women

7,015

7,222

5,734

7,735

7,169

Total

141,217

142,357

141,923

141,375

129,378

1

Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG and Mercedes-Benz Bank AG

2

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

Because these figures are average values, Daimler Trucks & Buses is included in the first three quarters

4

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Partnerships with employees

Employee turnover rate (in %)
GRI 401-1

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3,4

Europe1

 

 

4.6

5.0

7.5

thereof Germany

3.4

3.7

3.5

4.5

7.2

NAFTA1

 

 

12.7

8.9

13.9

Asia1

 

 

7.9

6.4

11.0

Rest of world

7.5

5.5

5.7

7.8

9.1

Total

5.1

4.9

6.0

5.8

8.7

1

New report starting point (no previous year’s data)

2

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

Until the end of November including Daimler Trucks & Buses

4

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Female employee turnover rate (in %)
GRI 401-1

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3,4

Europe1

 

 

4.6

5.6

8.3

thereof Germany

3.2

3.2

3.1

4.5

7.9

NAFTA1

 

 

11.5

7.3

13.3

Asia1

 

 

9.8

8.4

12.7

Rest of world

7.6

4.4

6.1

8.1

7.8

Total

5.3

4.3

6.2

6.3

9.4

1

New reporting point (Values first available from 2019)

2

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

Because these figures are average values, Daimler Trucks & Buses is included in the first three quarters of 2022

4

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Employees eligible for parental leave1,2
GRI 401-3

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Men

117,800

118,025

117,375

117,189

88,605

Women

20,928

21,814

22,074

22,989

18,094

Total

138,728

139,839

139,449

140,178

106,699

1

Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG and Mercedes-Benz Bank AG

2

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Employees on parental leave1,2,3
GRI 401-3

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Men

3,130

3,192

3,733

3,756

2,922

Women

823

685

1,050

1,206

1,095

Total

3,953

3,877

4,783

4,962

4,017

1

Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG and Mercedes-Benz Bank AG

2

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

Return rate 99.9%

4

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Other key figures

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Employees with temporary employment relationships

12,793

13,490

13,795

10,025

6,630

Part-time quota1 on reporting date 31 December 2021 (in %)

8.4

8.2

8.6

9.0

9.1

Personnel expenses (in billions of euros)

22.19

22.43

22.66

21.85

22.89

1

Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG and Mercedes-Benz Bank AG

2

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Hires

External entrants of indefinite duration
GRI 401-1

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3,4

Europe1

 

 

7,519

2,427

4,496

thereof Germany

4,144

4,937

4,428

1,225

2,165

NAFTA1

 

 

3,964

1,748

7,827

thereof United States

3,284

4,987

3,397

1,553

4,639

Asia1

 

 

1,872

743

1,329

thereof China1

 

 

640

246

461

Rest of world

6,227

9,141

1,319

336

626

Total

13,655

19,065

14,674

5,254

14,278

1

New reporting point (no previous year’s data)

2

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

Until the end of November including Daimler Trucks & Buses

4

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Female external entrants of indefinite duration
GRI 401-1

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3,4

Europe1

 

 

1,834

551

1,159

thereof Germany

1,157

1,235

997

221

325

NAFTA1

 

 

1,046

449

1,741

thereof United States

556

1,085

895

408

1,288

Asia1

 

 

499

149

317

thereof China1

 

 

199

60

159

Rest of world

1,362

2,073

221

69

145

Total

3,075

4,393

3,600

1,218

3,362

1

New reporting point (no previous year’s data)

2

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

Until the end of November including Daimler Trucks & Buses

4

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Diversity and equal opportunities

Female workforce

Female workforce1
GRI 405-1

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Europe

38,696

40,718

40,604

38,415

28,379

NAFTA

7,030

8,130

7,915

7,729

3,353

Latin America

1,657

1,708

1,771

1,676

278

Africa

1,466

1,514

1,539

1,549

1,382

Asia

4,484

4,658

4,692

4,415

2,719

Australia/Oceania

303

314

314

279

206

Total

53,636

57,042

56,835

54,063

39,317

1

Workforce from 2021 not including temporary workers during vacations, integrated master’s degree students, interns, working students, doctoral candidates, senior experts and trainees

2

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Female workforce by group
GRI 405-1

 

2021

Direct functions (production employees)

7,528

Indirect functions (employees in administration and in production-relevant units)

28,789

Trainees

1,042

Interns/integrated master’s degree students/doctoral candidates/working students/senior experts

1,511

Temporary workers during vacations

16

Women employees: other key figures (in %)
GRI 405-1

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20211,2

Percentage of women

18.5

19.1

19.0

18.7

21.1

Percentage of women in Level 1 to 3 management positions

17.6

18.8

19.8

20.5

22.5

Percentage of women on the Board of Management

25.0

25.0

25.0

25.0

37.5

Percentage of women on the Supervisory Board

25.0

25.0

30.0

30.0

30.0

1

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

2

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Age groups

Shares by age groups (in %)
GRI 405-1

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20211,2

Under 25 years

3.9

4.0

3.7

7.5

7.3

25 to under 35 years

22.9

23.5

23.3

22.7

21.8

35 to under 45 years

26.5

26.2

26.1

25.1

25.1

45 to under 50 years

14.7

14.1

13.9

13.0

12.5

50 to under 55 years

15.3

14.8

14.6

13.6

13.7

55 years and older

16.7

17.3

18.4

18.1

19.6

1

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

2

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler Truck Group as an independent company in December 2021, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Other key figures

Further diversity indicators

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20211,2

Proportion of severely disabled employees

6.2

6.27

-

-

 

Mercedes-Benz Group AG

 

 

6.0

4.08

4.06

Mercedes-Benz AG

 

 

6.3

6.49

6.42

Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG

 

 

 

0.86

0.99

Mercedes-Benz Bank AG

 

 

 

2.82

2.93

Number of countries

 

164

165

165

147

Average age of the workforce

42.8

42.7

43

42.1

42.5

1

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

2

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler Truck Group as an independent company in December 2021, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Training and continuing education

Qualification

Qualification measures, training and professional development (full-time and part-time employees)1
GRI 404-1

 

2017

2018

2019

20203

20213,4,5

Training and continuing education costs (in € m)

114

124

129

112

93

Investments in employee qualification (in € m)

121

123

114

80

62

Qualification days per male employee per year2

3.0

3.2

2.7

1.7

1.6

Qualification days per female employee per year2

3.5

3.7

3.1

1.9

1.2

Qualification hours per employee per year2

21.0

22.0

18.9

11.9

11.2

1

Mercedes-Benz Group AG and Mercedes-Benz AG

2

Note: Because we are increasingly using learning formats that are integrated into the work process, the number of qualification days and -hours doesn’t necessarily correspond to the actual amount of qualification received.

3

Decrease due to the covid-19 pandemic (combined with lockdowns and short-time work at our sites as well as decimated on-site qualifications).

4

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

5

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

People starting their careers1

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Trainees

1,726

1,729

1,750

1,616

1,164

Dual University

218

214

225

218

135

Total number of people starting their careers

1,944

1,943

1,975

1,834

1,299

1

Mercedes-Benz Group Germany

2

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Occupational health and safety

Accident key figures

Accident frequency1
GRI 403-9

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Occupational accidents

2,766

3,152

2,957

2,405

1,277

Accident frequency (number of occupational accidents with at least one day of absence per million attendance hours)

7.5

7.7

6.8

6.4

5.5

1

Recording rate for Mercedes-Benz Group production sites worldwide: >99%

2

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022

Loss of working time due to work accidents1
GRI 403-9

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Loss of work time in hours due to work accidents (worldwide)

314,624

371,184

368,777

282,024

130,624

Loss of work time in days due to work accidents (worldwide)

39,328

46,398

46,097

35,253

16,328

Accident downtime (worldwide, number of lost days per 1 million hours of attendance)

106

113

107

94

70

1

Coverage at Mercedes-Benz Group production locations worldwide: >99%

2

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Number of deaths as a result of work accidents1,2
GRI 403-9

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20213,4

Number of employee deaths as a result of work accidents

0

1

1

1

2

Number of deaths of external employees as a result of work accidents

1

0

1

0

3

1

Coverage at Mercedes-Benz Group production locations worldwide: >99%

2

Unfortunately we must deplore two fatal work accidents involving employees and three fatal work accidents involving external employees in 2021.

3

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

4

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Health services

Participants in health training courses1 (6-day training on exercise, nutrition & relaxation)
GRI 403-6

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Employees working shifts

500

544

460

-4

-4

Managers

274

310

123

-4

-4

Executive managers

191

177

188

-4

-4

1

Mercedes-Benz Group AG and Mercedes-Benz AG

2

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

4

The health programmes were suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

Participants in health trainingPLUS1 (health training on the topics of exercise, nutrition & relaxation with several units distributed throughout the year)
GRI 403-6

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Employees working shifts

184

206

252

-4

-4

Managers

245

242

304

-4

-4

1

Mercedes-Benz Group AG and Mercedes-Benz AG

2

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

4

The health programmes were suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

Work of the plant medical service1
GRI 403-3

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20213,4

Consultation time provided/offered (hours)

28,616

28,832

29,242

22,423

15,507

Preventive occupational medicine

55,182

53,604

53,534

43,786

18,484

Vaccinations and travel medicine consultations

17,153

19,190

17,082

18,024

52,389

Emergency medical treatment

2,055

2,341

2,393

2,009

1,972

Diagnosis (hearing/eye tests, ECG etc.)

48,472

41,120

46,343

35,798

23,377

Laboratory examinations

21,733

23,359

25,290

16,703

17,986

Reintegration of long-term sick

1,649

1,465

1,476

1,152

628

Check-ups for executives

274

519

420

114

14

Health checks2

4,067

7,095

7,923

3,559

75

1

Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Mercedes-Benz AG

2

Only at the locations Stuttgart corporate departments, Bremen, Kassel

3

The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

4

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

Pension provisions

Retirement benefits at the Mercedes-Benz Group (in € bn)
GRI 201-3GRI 401-2

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

20212,3

Obligations/provisions for company retirement and health benefits

5.8

7.4

9.7

12.1

5.4

Cash value of pension obligations on 31 December 20211

31.7

31.7

36.2

39.9

28.5

Social security and post-employment costs

0.7

0.8

0.8

0.7

1.0

Expenditure on statutory pension plans

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.3

Payments to retirees

1.0

1.4

1.0

1.0

1.1

1

These cash values are heavily dependent on the balance sheet assessment parameters to be defined each year, in particular the discount rate.

2

These data are only for the Mercedes-Benz Group. The spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company in December 2021 makes it impossible to compare these data with the data from the previous years.

3

These data have been adjusted due to the spin-off and hive-down of the Daimler commercial vehicle business as an independent company, nonetheless, they still contain minor uncertainties as adjustments for combined locations and units can first be made in financial year 2022.

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