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Diversity and Inclusion

Enabling SAP to build a business beyond bias

Diversity and Inclusion

Enabling SAP to build a business beyond bias

Creating a diverse, inclusive, and bias-free culture makes us a better company. Diversity fuels our innovation, enhances our engagement with both customers and employees, and helps drive business success in this rapidly changing, digital world. At SAP, we are dedicated to eliminating bias in the workplace and want to enable every individual to be recognized for what they have to contribute – and have the freedom to be their authentic selves.


Our commitment to diversity and inclusion at SAP plays an integral role in our success. As a global organization with employees from more than 150 nationalities and all walks of life, we know that to perform at our best as a company, our employees must feel free to be their authentic selves.

We embrace and encourage different perspectives and believe we are made stronger by our unique combination of culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, and work-life situations. 

This culture of inclusion not only helps make us a great place to work, but also drives the success of our business. When people feel free to express who they are, the result is greater engagement and creativity. When teams reflect who our customers are, we can better understand and meet their needs. When we collaborate with others who have different points of view, we come up with a greater mix of ideas and spur our innovation. Our diversity and inclusion strategy focuses on four key areas:


Gender Intelligence

Ensuring awareness of the benefits of gender diversity and helping women and men work more effectively together.

Cross-Generational Intelligence

Creating rich collaboration through different life stages and perspectives.

Culture and Identity

Honoring the many voices at SAP who inspire our innovation, regardless of race, religion, culture, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Differently Abled People

Valuing the unique potential and contributions of each individual, regardless of physical or mental ability.


Key facts: Diversity and Inclusion



Of SAP employees embrace workplace diversity


SAP colleagues employed via the Autism at Work program


Generations of workers creating a new dynamic


Women in the workforce


Nationalities of SAP employees




Women in management


SAP customers in more than 180 countries  


Our commitment

Bill McDermott


"Our vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. This means the entire world and all people. We do not limit our purpose by country, color or creed. Let’s challenge ourselves to be a unifying force, especially in those moments when our raw emotions tempt otherwise. Let our only bias be for trust, the ultimate human currency. We don’t need permission to make this difference, only compassion, an open mind and a heart full of love."

SAP Integrated Report

The SAP Integrated Report shows how diversity and inclusion integrates into our core business, presenting our financial and non-financial performance in one integrated report for greater insight into our overall performance. 

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