Our own experience is that most people with disabilities have particular skills in other areas.
Those who cannot walk may have particularly good manual dexterity. And those who are hard of hearing can often see especially well. Employees with disabilities also know which driving aids can make customers with disabilities more mobile. This is where standard production cars become one-off vehicles. At Daimler, the employment of people with disabilities has been guaranteed by an inclusion agreement ever since 2002. In Germany, we exceed the legally prescribed employment quota of 5 percent of the workforce every year. Our action plan for trainees with disabilities opens up a wide range of commercial and technical professions for young people. We also encourage people with learning difficulties to undergo training, and we work together with specialist schools. More than 30 workshops for people with disabilities are our partners. Social benefits and commercial success – by no means a contradiction at Daimler.