“Diversity and inclusion should be in 21st century the stable part of daily routine in companies and in the society as well. Unfortunately, in Slovakia it is not obvious. Therefore we in Lidl are obliged to develop these topics further and as a responsible employer also inspire other companies. As the first in Slovak retail we have created the position ambassador of diversity, executed discussions with experts and internal ones, persistently communicated the topic inside and outside the organization and has worked on further strategic steps. The authenticity is crucial in communicating difficult topics and for that reason we have decided to show, that our words are compliant with our actions. The independent audit of equal salary of men and women was just a logical consequence. // The successful result of the audit is the proof, that in Lidl we take equal salary very seriously. But we are not at the end, on the contrary, on the solid foundations we would like to create our corporate culture, in which all colleagues would be accepted without exception. Furthermore we hope, that other Slovak employers will join us."