In our consumer-facing marketing initiatives, we are striving to show our support for diversity and inclusion in all areas of life, address societal problems, openly stand with minority communities, and speak up against injustice and inequality.
Did you know that our Zalando workforce includes citizens of 139 countries? 51% of our employees are from outside of Germany, with particularly high representation from Poland (7%), France (4%), and Italy (3%).
When it comes to diversity and inclusion, a clear focus for us lies on diversifying the assortment and working with a diverse group of models who represents all of the company’s customers. Zalando is aiming to onboard at least 70 Black-owned brands by 2022. Find out more in our first annual D&I report: https://zln.do/DI-2020
Today we're publishing our first annual diversity and inclusion report, ‘do.BETTER’. The report is a snapshot of the company and documents the progress made in the areas of diversity and inclusion (D&I). Future initiatives for our Zalando employees, customers, and partners are also planned.
Zalando SE, Europe's leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, achieved exceptional profitable growth in the third quarter of 2020. Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) and revenue grew by 29.9 percent and 21.6 percent to 2.5 billion and 1.8 billion euros, respectively. The strong growth was, in particular, driven by the accelerated consumer demand shift towards digital offerings in the course of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as well as the strong performance of Zalando’s Partner Program and Zalando Lounge.
A strong company culture and values are important for a company - not just during a crisis. London Tech Week paid us a visit to learn how Zalando's commitment to customers, employees, and partners in combination with Our Founding Mindset has helped us to grow.
Adding new high-end brands such as ROKSANDA and Marchesa as well as expanding lines from Victoria Beckham and MOSCHINO: As announced in February, we're focusing on the premium category to sharpen our position as a designer destination for customers and brands.
Meet the star trainees of our Offprice team. "As part of Zalando's Data Analyst Trainee Program, we have ownership of business-relevant projects within Business Analytics, Data Engineering and Data Science scopes. We rotate departments every 3-4 months and are therefore exposed to various teams and stakeholders, which leads to a broad understanding of Zalando Lounge's business model. We are a diverse team from different nationalities and backgrounds like business informatics, economics, psychology, and physics. Some of us have an academic background, others have experience with startups and some have already worked in well-established tech companies. These differences create a very stimulating environment in which we can learn a lot from each other. What unites us is our common passion for Data Analytics and Data Science and finding impactful insights for Lounge. In the office, our favorite thing has been playing Kicker together. Now with remote working, ideas for “play” have become more creative: in the form of group fitness challenges, sharing memes etc."
GMV growth at 25.1 percent, revenue growth at 19.6 percent in H1 2020: We're happy to announce that despite the challenges of the last months, Zalando grew strongly and profitably between January and June.
Meet Alejandro. "As part of the platform development team, I build scalable solutions from scratch that accelerate Zalando?s journey towards making the European fashion market for every brand, no matter their size, accessible for all. For more than 11 years, I have combined developing my career with my passion for volunteering in social development initiatives. It motivates me to work at a company that takes positive social impact at scale as seriously as I do - for example our recent partnership with Ashoka, a global social entrepreneurship network. As a Zalando employee, I currently have the opportunity to work as a pro-bono consultant for the Coronavirus Makers movement. It?s a community of +15K builders that are developing equipment such as 3D printed respirators to cope with the COVID-19 challenges. My role is to help them transform their organization from an online community into a decentralized, autonomous NGO that captures the energy of all its members and converts it into the highest positive social impact while minimizing waste of efforts from their committed volunteers."