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Diversity & inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is our greatest strength. We want to make sure no employee feels they have to ‘fit in’ to be successful here, but instead that they add to our teams with new perspectives. That’s why our focus is on creating an inclusive work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and are appreciated for their contributions to their teams. 


We believe our business thrives when every employee is valued, respected and empowered to bring their unique and authentic selves into the workplace. Our products are created for customers all over the world so it’s important our workforce is as diverse and inclusive as the world we live in. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone – regardless of age, gender, language, ethnic origin, religion, culture, sexual orientation, or health status – can contribute and realize their full potential. 

Diversity and Inclusion


Our inclusive work environment 

To support our talented teams and future leaders, we provide family-friendly and flexible working policies, such as working from home, flexible working hours and part-time work in leadership positions. 



Be part of an inclusive workplace 

As a global employer, we want to raise awareness and advance a culture of inclusion, so we support employee networks and provide platforms where our people can connect and learn from one another. For example, Women’s networks initiated by our employees have already been established in Canada, the US, Germany, and Switzerland.

D&I Womens Network


We have also seen continuous improvement in gender balance across our upper and senior leadership teams. 

Learn more about Diversity & Inclusion at Sonova in our Corporate Responsibility Report.


"We believe that gender equality is important for all our employees but equally for our business results. Therefore, we are committed to hiring, retaining and promoting more women to senior leadership positions and aspire to replace all open key positions equally with men and women within four years. We will pursue this goal with diverse slates in external recruiting, accelerated development of female talents and training on the effects of unconscious bias and the importance of inclusive leadership."

- Arnd Kaldowski, CEO of Sonova