Diversity pays off

Studies show that companies that value diversity are more successful than others with largely homogeneous teams. As an international Company with locations and representative offices in 25 countries, NORMA Group is already structurally characterized by a high degree of diversity. With the DIVERSITY CHARTER, NORMA Group has committed itself to ensuring that all employees are valued – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation and identity.

The basis for diversity management is NORMA Group’s mission statement on diversity. On the one hand, the mission statement defines the drivers for diversity at NORMA Group (market proximity, innovation, and employee satisfaction) and on the other hand sharpens the focus on respect and equal opportunities within the company.

The blog series DIVERSITY@NORMA makes an important contribution to reporting on the diversity of the employees who work for NORMA Group. Every year, the blog series Diversity@NORMA focuses on a specific group: In 2021, the topic was female employees at NORMA Group; in 2022, the focus was on diverse cultures of NORMA Group employees. In 2023, the blog series focused on the topics of age and generational exchange at NORMA Group.

NORMA Group has also taken further steps in its general communication activities to consider aspects of appreciation and equality. This report, where attention was paid to gender-neutral wording during preparation, is one example.

Gender equality

NORMA Group actively opposes discrimination and considers it a matter of course that women and men are paid the same amount for the same work and qualifications. The proportion of women is generally based on the proportion of women who are available through the job market and who have the necessary qualifications. Accordingly, it varies worldwide between locations. At the end of 2023, the proportion of women in the entire core

workforce was 35.9% (2022: 36,9 %) GRAPHIC G019: DEVELOPMENT OF PROPORTION OF WOMEN AMONG PERMANENT STAFF. One woman is currently represented on the three-person Management Board of NORMA Group SE, and there were three women out of a total of six members on NORMA Group’s Supervisory Board in the fiscal year 2023 CORPORATE-GOVERNANCE-REPORT


These contents are part of the Non-financial Group Report and were subject to a separate limited assurance examination.