Why we need a wide range of talent to transform automotive industry

At CARIAD, we believe that it is time to reshape the automotive experience for everyone, everywhere. We are building the leading tech stack for the automotive industry to make automotive mobility safer, more sustainable, and more comfortable in a new way. Founded in 2020, more than 4,000 developers, engineers and designers worldwide unify their knowledge not only transform the Volkswagen Group to a software-driven car company, but to transform the car into an automotive experience that is seamlessly integrated into our digital life.

And we are confident that diversity is a strength in making precisely this change possible – because true innovation for a better tomorrow comes through diversity.

For everyone, everywhere

We are very excited to be an official partner of STICKS & STONES and your community for the first time. We are very excited to meet all of you! Our partnership is an essential part and important step in our efforts to strengthen diversity and inclusion in the global technology and automotive industry. Again, for everyone, everywhere. For us, one thing is for sure: we are diverse and creative. We differ just as often as we share similarities. And we are proud about that.

Let´s celebrate diversity!

At CARIAD, we see ourselves as one big community, bringing together people from over 70 nationalities and a variety of cultures and languages. And of course, different tech and coding skills. It is this diversity that helps us bring forth even more innovation and progress as a community and fast-growing company. The different perspectives and viewpoints reward us in the development of software solutions, strengthen creativity and are essential for our path into the automotive sector’s tech future.

With the digital transformation of society and the economy, we are experiencing arguably one of the most profound changes since the dawn of industrialization. To take advantage of the vast number of opportunities that come with it, a wide range of talent is needed. But too often, inclusion and diversity are presented as commonplace or appear as an advertising claim. At CARIAD, we are aware that pluralism and inclusion are commonplace in our society but are not respected as they should be. That is exactly what we want to change, leading the way for the tech and automotive industries – and setting an example of how inclusive and diverse coexistence can be and how we can all benefit from it. For CARIAD, for example, this means creating a working environment that is characterized by tolerance and appreciation – and promoting them.

Signing the Charta der Vielfalt

With Pluralism & Inclusion as key elements of our Corporate Social Responsibility and to set a first example, CARIAD has recently signed the ‘Charta der Vielfalt‘. By signing and implementing the Charta der Vielfalt and their values, we as a company take it upon ourselves to create a climate of mutual respect and trust – today and in the future. Don't get us wrong: CARIAD is still at the very beginning of its corporate development. We need to learn, want to listen, discuss, engage with each other and be open to new perspectives. That is why it's important to us to actively shape and promote diversity right from the start. With you and the STICKS & STONES community. Let's celebrate diversity. Together. Please learn more about CARIAD and our commitment for diversity and inclusion on our blog.