Schindler Diversity

Diversity and Inclusion

At Schindler, we believe that our inclusive culture, which values diversity of thought, background and experience, is a major contributor to our company’s success. We strive to ensure a working environment that is free from discrimination and provides employees with equal opportunities to grow and develop in their careers.

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Schindler has over 1000 branch offices worldwide and employs people from many different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. By creating an inclusive culture in which our employees are respected and valued for their diverse skills and ideas, we can better serve our customers and achieve our goals.  

We strive to ensure a working environment that is free from discrimination of any kind. We expect our employees to observe high ethical standards, which includes respecting the rights and dignity of others.

Schindler also facilitates role adjustments to accommodate individual limitations associated with disability and accessibility, mental health and cultural / religious requirements.


What is diversity and inclusion and why does it matter?

  • Diversity is about the variety of individual differences that exist within our community and acknowledging the unique blend of knowledge and perspective that results from this assortment of life experiences. Inclusion ensures that every member of our community feels safe, valued and respected, encouraging all to fully contribute.
  • We believe that an inclusive workplace is essential to innovation and that by valuing diversity and inclusion we can enhance employee engagement, wellbeing and performance and lower the levels of unlawful behaviour such as harassment and discrimination.

What you can expect from all employees at Schindler

All our employees, regardless of position, function or location adhere to the Schindler Code of Conduct, which requires employees to respect the rights and dignities of all persons with whom they are dealing with. This core principle provides the base for our approach towards fostering an inclusive and diverse culture.

What you can expect from all employees at Schindler

All our employees, regardless of position, function or location adhere to the Schindler Code of Conduct, which requires employees to respect the rights and dignities of all persons with whom they are dealing with. This core principle provides the base for our approach towards fostering an inclusive and diverse culture.

What you can expect from our leaders at Schindler

Inclusive leadership is crucial to achieving an inclusive workplace. Our leaders are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace, such as through actively seeking out different perspectives for decision making and providing flexible working arrangements.

Initiatives and programs

To support these aims, Schindler Lifts Australia supports several programs within our business to help foster an inclusive culture.

  • Schindler Lifts Australia is a Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women, to promote the Schindler brand as a viable option for women who are looking for a workplace that provides flexible working policies, paid parental leave and development opportunities for women.
  • Inclusive Champions of Change Leadership program, for senior managers to understand the meaning of inclusive leadership, what is needed to create an inclusive culture and how it can help them to achieve their business objectives and educating leaders on their unconscious bias.
  • Partnership with St Yon’s Technical Trade school to encourage school aged students to enter trades, with an emphasis on encouraging girls in trades. This includes work experience placements and sponsorship of “try a trade” days.
  • Women’s mentoring program, linked to the Inclusive Champions of Change Leadership to provide opportunities to women to develop their networks and gain mentoring opportunities from senior managers across the business.

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