Our Many Facets Enrich Our Work
We employ talented people across a multiplicity of languages and cultures in locations across North America. Through our parent company, Daimler AG, our reach extends to 33 countries worldwide. We cohere as a group through our openness to diverse perspectives.
Below, you can read our Diversity Statement. We activate it every day through different groups across the company, including:
- MERGE (Multi-cultural Employee Resource Group Exchange)
- WIN (Women's Interactive Network)
- NEON (New Employee Opportunity Network)
- AHEAD (Asian Heritage Employee Affinity Designation)
- LELA (Latino Employee Leadership Association)
- SEAD (Supporting Employees of African Descent)
- The Leadership Club
Employee Resource Groups
We believe that Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are an excellent support system to foster awareness, respect, and inclusion within the workplace. They also support the CEO's commitment to diversity and inclusion, assist in the area of talent acquisition and retention, and play a role in the development and refinement of our corporate and organizational communications, supplier diversity initiatives and other DTNA's business initiatives.
“Top diverse talent is emerging from all around the world. Success in today's national and global markets requires respect for a diverse workforce and in order to retain this workforces we must have an inclusive corporate culture. An inclusive corporate culture welcomes people from all walks of life. We perform better, are smarter, more creative and become better connected with the world around us when we value diversity and include everyone's life experiences, talents, cultures, beliefs and perspectives to the overall business.”
— Martin Daum
Martin Daum, President and CEO of DTNA
“Daimler Trucks North America's diversity focus is not an obscure program, policy, or project. Diversity is a growth strategy. Our dedication to diversity and inclusion builds a strong internal culture while providing fertile ground for business growth. Daimler has a rich history of innovation. Diversity supports our history sparking further innovation and fresh approaches by way of well-rounded perspectives in problem solving, strategic development, and execution of strategies. Everyone plays a critical role in creating a diverse and inclusive culture.”
— Rich Simons
Chief Diversity Officer
WIN: Women's Interactive Network
“WIN gave me a venue for developing leadership skills... I learned about management in school; WIN has given me the opportunity to put it all into practice.”
— Adriana Sandu
Women in truck manufacturing have played an integral role in the growth of the industry. The Women's Interactive Network is dedicated to the development of women within Daimler Trucks North America. WIN's activities focus on the achievement of three main goals. First, WIN aims to provide women in the organization with leadership opportunities and training. Second, WIN exposes women and other employees to the company's products and expands their knowledge of the core business. Finally, WIN strives to create a dynamic and diverse workplace where women are prepared to take on senior positions within the organization.
WIN accomplishes its goals with sponsored product fairs, guest speakers on topics related to diversity, meetings devoted to professionalism, leadership, and communication, and charitable activities that offer leadership opportunities.
MERGE: Multi-Cultural Employee Resource Group Exchange
“The MERGE Mentorship Program, and being partnered with our General Manager as my mentor, has helped me see the global scope and scale of an organization of this size.”
— Waleed R. Sadruddin
Cultural diversity enriches the workplace and creates synergy among groups. It allows for creative problem solving and varied perspectives. The Multicultural Employees Resource Group Exchange recognizes the importance of cultural diversity and constant dialogue. MERGE works to lay pathways for deeper, more engaged communication and contribution amongst employees and external partners of the organization. Engaged listening is the life blood of those pathways, and employees and the company alike reap the profits from it. MERGE is composed of four unique sub-groups with specific areas of focus:
- Sharing Diverse Perspectives Group
- Networking Group
- Professional Development Group
- Communications Group
MERGE also runs a Corporate Mentorship program that encourages employee development and network building.