Key figures

Key figures Human Resources

General information employees

Total workforce
GRI 102-7/-8

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Europe

210,613

213,587

217,484

216,767

208,056

NAFTA

30,879

34,216

38,191

38,612

37,361

Latin America

12,518

12,535

13,096

13,884

13,194

Africa

4,711

4,738

4,691

4,691

5,317

Asia

22,700

23,337

24,271

23,775

23,723

Australia/Pacific

1,067

908

950

926

830

Total

282,488

289,321

298,683

298,655

288,481

Workforce by division

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Mercedes-Benz Cars (worldwide)

139,947

142,666

145,436

155,841

150,341

Daimler Trucks

78,642

79,483

82,953

83,453

82,323

Daimler Mobility

12,062

13,012

14,070

12,680

11,650

Vans

24,029

25,255

26,210

21,346

20,174

Buses

17,899

18,292

18,770

18,186

17,317

Group-wide functions and services

9,909

10,613

11,244

7,149

6,676

Employees by groups
GRI 102-8

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Industrial

142,223

145,330

151,026

151,005

148,569

Administration

123,916

126,879

130,390

131,500

127,448

Trainees

7,960

8,097

8,061

7,937

7,401

Interns/diploma students/doctoral students

8,389

9,015

9,206

8,213

5,063

Employees by contract type* (without trainees, interns, diploma students, working students)
GRI 102-8

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Full-time

130,894

129,799

130,652

133,570

128,905

thereof men

116,866

115,413

115,411

116,576

113,435

thereof women

14,028

14,386

15,241

16,993

15,470

Part-time

10,501

11,418

11,705

8,353

12,470

thereof men

3,711

4,403

4,483

2,619

4,735

thereof women

6,790

7,015

7,222

5,734

7,735

Summe

141,395

141,217

142,357

141,923

141,375

*

Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG; As of 2020 new: Including Daimler Mobility AG and Mercedes Benz Bank AG in Germany

Attractive employer and digitalization

Fluctuation

Fluctuation rate (in %)
GRI 401-1

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Europe*

 

 

 

4.6

5.0

thereof Germany

3.1

3.4

3.7

3.5

4.5

NAFTA*

 

 

 

12.7

8.9

Asia*

 

 

 

7.9

6.4

Rest of world

10.4

7.5

5.5

5.7

7.8

Total

6.7

5.1

4.9

6.0

5.8

*

New report starting point (values only available from 2019)

Fluctuation rate female employees (in %)
GRI 401-1

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Europe*

 

 

 

4.6

5.6

thereof Germany

2.5

3.2

3.2

3.1

4.5

NAFTA*

 

 

 

11.5

7.3

Asia*

 

 

 

9.8

8.4

Rest of world

12.1

7.6

4.4

6.1

8.1

Total

7.2

5.3

4.3

6.2

6.3

*

New report starting point (no previous year's values)

Parental leave

Parental leave – Entitled employees*
GRI 401-3

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Men

118,171

117,800

118,025

117,375

117,189

Women

20,209

20,928

21,814

22,074

22,989

Total

138,380

138,728

139,839

139,449

140,178

*

Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG; new from 2020: including Daimler Mobility AG and Mercedes-Benz Bank AG in Germany

Employees on parental leave*/**
GRI 401-3

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Men

1,999

3,130

3,192

3,733

3,756

Women

805

823

685

1,050

1,206

Total

2,804

3,953

3,877

4,783

4,962

*

Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG; new from 2020: including Daimler Mobility AG and Mercedes-Benz Bank AG in Germany

**

Return rate 99.9%

Other key figures

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Employees with fixed-term employment contracts

10,712

12,793

13,490

13,795

10,025

Part-time employment rate*
as of Dec. 31 (in %)

8.0

8.4

8.2

8.6

9.0

Payroll (in € bn)

21.14

22.19

22.43

22.66

21,85

*

Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG; As of 2020 new: Including Daimler Mobility AG and Mercedes Benz Bank AG in Germany

Hires

External permanent hires
GRI 401-1

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Europe*

 

 

 

7,519

2,427

thereof Germany

3,510

4,144

4,937

4,428

1,225

NAFTA*

 

 

 

3,964

1,748

thereof USA

2,698

3,284

4,987

3,397

1,553

Asia*

 

 

 

1,872

743

thereof China*

 

 

 

640

246

Rest of world

7,065

6,227

9,141

1,319

336

Total

13,273

6,227

19,065

14,674

5,254

*

New report starting point (no previous year's values)

External permanent hires, women
GRI 401-1

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Europe*

 

 

 

1,834

551

thereof Germany

1,013

1,157

1,235

997

221

NAFTA*

 

 

 

1,046

449

thereof USA

438

556

1,085

895

408

Asia*

 

 

 

499

149

thereof China*

 

 

 

199

60

Rest of world

1,767

1,362

2,073

221

69

Total

3,218

1,362

4,393

3,600

1,218

*

New report starting point (no previous year's values)

Diversity and equal opportunities

Female workforce

Female workforce
GRI 405-1

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Europe

36,285

38,696

40,718

40,604

38,415

NAFTA

6,208

7,030

8,130

7,915

7,729

Latin America

1,652

1,657

1,708

1,771

1,676

Africa

1,371

1,466

1,514

1,539

1,549

Asia

4,250

4,484

4,658

4,692

4,415

Australia/Pacific

305

303

314

314

279

Total

50,071

53,636

57,042

56,835

54,063

Female workforce by group
GRI 405-1

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Industrial

9,526

11,116

12,578

12,626

12,667

Administration

35,726

37,258

39,073

39,361

37,905

Trainees

1,772

1,839

1,814

1,706

1,579

Interns/diploma students/doctoral students

3,047

3,423

3,577

3,142

1,912

Total

50,071

53,636

57,042

56,835

54,063

Female workforce: other key figures (in %)
GRI 405-1

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Percentage of women

17.7

18.5

19.1

19.0

18.7

Percentage of women in management positions level 1-3

16.7

17.6

18.8

19.8

20.5

Percentage of women in the second management level below the board*

12.4

11.9

14.4

23.8

23.5

Percentage of women in the first management level below the board*

8.1

8.7

11.8

12.5

11.8

Percentage of women in the Board of Management

12.5

25.0

25.0

25.0

25.0

Percentage of women in the Supervisory Board

25.0

25.0

30.0

30.0

30.0

*

Daimler AG

Age groups

Percentages of age groups (in %)
GRI 405-1

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

under 25

4.0

3.9

4.0

3.7

7.5

25 to under 35

22.5

22.9

23.5

23.3

22.7

35 to under 45

26.7

26.5

26.2

26.1

25.1

45 to under 50

15.3

14.7

14.1

13.9

13.0

50 to under 55

15.6

15.3

14.8

14.6

13.6

55 and older

15.9

16.7

17.3

18.4

18.1

Other key figures

Further diversity indicators

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Percentage of severely disabled persons (in %)

6.2

6.2

6.27

Daimler AG

 

 

 

6.0

4.08

Mercedes-Benz AG

 

 

 

6.3

6.49

Daimler Truck AG

 

 

 

5.6

5.81

Daimler Mobility AG

 

 

 

 

0.86

Mercedes-Benz Bank AG

 

 

 

 

2.82

Number of nations

 

 

164

165

165

Average age of workforce

42.7

42.8

42.7

43.0

42.1

Training and continuing education

Qualification

Qualification measures*
GRI 404-1

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020**

Training and continuing education costs (in € m)

110

114

124

129

112

Investments in employee qualification (in € m)

122

121

123

114

80

Qualification days per male employee per year***

3.0

3.0

3.2

2.7

1.7

Qualification days per female employee per year***

3.4

3.5

3.7

3.1

1.9

Qualification hours per employee per year

21.0

21.0

22.0

18.9

11.9

*

Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG in Germany

**

Decrease due to covid-19 pandemic with lockdown and short-time work at our locations

***

Note: As we are increasingly using learning formats that are integrated into the work process, the qualification days do not necessarily correspond to the actual level of qualification.

People starting their careers*

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Trainees

1,671

1,726

1,729

1,750

1,616

Dual University

212

218

214

225

218

Total number of people starting their careers

1,883

1,944

1,943

1,975

1,834

*

Daimler Group in Germany

Occupational health and safety

Accident key figures

Accident frequency*
GRI 403-9

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Occupational accidents

3,444

2,766

3,152

2,957

2,405

Accident frequency (Number of occupational accidents with at least one day of absence per million attendance hours)

9.4

7.5

7.7

6.8

6.4

*

Recording rate for Daimler production sites (Mercedes-Benz AG incl. Vans, Daimler Truck AG incl. Buses) worldwide: >99%

Loss of working time due to occupational accidents*
GRI 403-9

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Loss of working time due to occupational accidents (in hours)

396,776

314,624

371,184

368,777

282,024

Loss of working time due to occupational accidents (in days)

49,597

39,328

46,398

46,097

35,253

Accident burden (number of days of absence due to occupational accidents per million attendance hours)

135

106

113

107

94

*

Recording rate Daimler production sites (Mercedes-Benz AG incl. Vans, Daimler Truck AG incl. Buses) worldwide: >99%.

Fatalities due to occupational accidents*/**
GRI 403-9

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Fatalities among employees due to occupational accidents

2

0

1

1

1

Fatalities among subcontracted employees due to occupational accidents

2

1

0

1

0

*

Recording rate Daimler production sites (Mercedes-Benz AG incl. Vans, Daimler Truck AG incl. Buses) worldwide >99%.

**

Unfortunately, in 2020 we had to record a fatal industrial accident involving an employee in Brazil.

Health services

Participants in health training courses* (6-day training on exercise, nutrition & relaxation)
GRI 403-6

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Shift workers

556

500

544

460

-**

Managers

292

274

310

123

-**

Executive managers

141

191

177

188

-**

*

Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG in Germany

**

The health programs were suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Participants in health trainingPLUS* (health training on the topics of exercise, nutrition & relaxation with several units distributed throughout the year)
GRI 403-6

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020**

Shift workers

219

184

206

252

-**

Managers

123

245

242

304

-**

*

Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG in Germany

**

The health programs were suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Pension provisions

Provision of company medical services*
GRI 403-3

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Number of offered doctor's office hours

30,206

28,616

28,832

29,242

22,423

Preventive occupational medicine

44,655

55,182

53,604

53,534

43,786

Vaccinations and pre-travel consultations

16,538

17,153

19,190

17,082

18,024

Emergency medical treatments

1,707

2,055

2,341

2,393

2,009

Diagnostic services (hearing/eye test, EKG etc.)

47,083

48,472

41,120

46,343

35,798

Laboratory analyses

19,821

21,733

23,359

25,290

16,703

Reintegration of the long-term ill

1,879

1,649

1,465

1,476

1,152

Major checkups for senior managers

314

274

519

420

114

Daimler GesundheitsCheck**

4,080

4,067

7,095

7,923

3,559

*

Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz AG, Daimler Truck AG in Germany

**

only at the Stuttgart site, Central Areas, Bremen, Kassel

Pension provisions at the Daimler Group (in € bn)
GRI 201-3GRI 401-2

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Provision for company retirement and health benefits

9.0

5.8

7.4

9.7

12.1

Cash values of pension liabilities on Dec. 31*

31.2

31.7

31.7

36.2

39.9

Expenditure on company pension plans

0.7

0.7

0.8

0.8

0.7

Expenditure on state and third-party pension plans

1.4

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.5

Payments to retirees

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.0

1.0

*

The amount of the present value depends heavily on the annual balance sheet valuation parameters, in particular the discount rate

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Daimler AG Mercedesstraße 120
70372 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel.: +49 711 17 0
E-Mail: dialog@daimler.com

Represented by the Board of Management: Ola Källenius (Chairman), Martin Daum, Renata Jungo Brüngger, Wilfried Porth, Markus Schäfer, Britta Seeger, Hubertus Troska, Harald Wilhelm

Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Bernd Pischetsrieder

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