Social responsibility

Diversity, equity & inclusion at Scout24

We embrace diversity & equal opportunity

At Scout24, we value and promote the diversity that our employees bring to the company in terms of individual characteristics, talents and perspectives. Because we are convinced that it is precisely this diversity that forms the basis of our success. People can only give their best when they feel safe, valued and respected as individuals. Everyone is welcome here - regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual identity, skin color, ethnic origin, citizenship, origin, religion or ideology, disability, age or marital status. Scout24 aims to support and promote all employees in the best possible way. With our 58 nationalities, we live diversity and want to further strengthen diversity in our company, because the diversity of our Scouts is the basis for our success. The more diverse our teams are, the more experience and ideas flow into our products. This allows us to tailor them even better to the needs of our customers. An inclusive working environment also increases employee loyalty and motivation.

Our DEI-Strategy

In 2020, we developed our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy, which comprises three pillars:

  • Inclusive Leadership & Culture 

  • Equitable Talent Processes and Development 

  • Value-driven Business 

Our measures are based on these pillars and are particularly visible in our four key areas of work. These include people processes, i.e. recruiting/talent acquisition, retaining employees and developing them further. In the fourth focus area "Awareness", we want to sensitize employees to what Diversity, Equity & Inclusion means for Scout24 and how each individual can contribute to more diversity and an inclusive working environment.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report 2022

We have published our first Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) report, providing an overview of the strategy, goals and measures on these topics.

Go to the Scout24 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report 2022 here.

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Communities are voluntary, employee-led communities that foster a diverse and inclusive work environment linked to Scout24's mission, values and goals. The groups offer support and help with personal or professional development and create a safe space where everyone can contribute with their whole personality. Allies can also participate to support their colleagues as #OneTeam.

In addition to the existing Parents@Scout24 and Students@Scout24 communities, the following communities were founded at Scout24 last year:


Working at Scout24

For more than 20 years, we have been an agile, dynamic and multicultural company in which our employees make a difference. Our mission is to promote entrepreneurial thinking and innovation, to live diversity and equal opportunity, to embrace change in our daily work, to offer tailored training and development formats, and to find the best talent for Scout24.

Find out more about your career at Scout24 and your benefits here.

Our social engagement

We give something back

We want to make an active contribution to society, and we understand corporate citizenship as part of our corporate social responsibility. By tackling social challenges together, we experience and exemplify team spirit in practice, as well as a committed corporate culture that is conscious of its values. We learn from others within and outside of our company and pass on our knowledge. At the beginning of 2022, we sharpened the focus of our social commitment. In the future, we want to focus our attention primarily on the areas of homelessness and diversity, equity & inclusion. With our long-term partnerships, we aim to drive sustainable development together.

Berlin City Mission

In 2022, we entered into a new partnership with the Berlin City Mission. Every day, the organization provides homeless people with basic necessities such as food and clothing. In winter, the City Mission also offers several cold emergency overnight stays throughout Berlin. In addition to a donation in kind and a donation of clothing, the Berlin City Mission has also received monetary donations from Scout24 for the maintenance of the emergency shelters and medical care for the homeless.


Finding a home is the first step to escaping homelessness

Homelessness is a particularly stressful form of social exclusion. As the market leader in real estate, we want to help everyone put a roof over their heads. With the HOME STREET HOME collaboration, we are using our reach to provide information about homelessness and housing concepts.

World record with Little Home e.V.

One of our partners is Little Home e.V.. The association manufactures mobile living boxes made of wood and thus creates places of retreat for people who currently have no roof over their heads. In addition to financial support, an ImmoScout team participated in a house-building campaign in the summer of 2022. Together with nine other teams, we succeeded in setting a world record for the "most participants in a one-day social mini-house building project".

Home for the Sozialheld*innen

We have been working in partnership with the Sozialheld*innen for over 11 years and provide them with office space, technology and infrastructure. At the same time, the Sozialheld*innen team helps us to make our products and services even more accessible for people with mobility and visual impairments, for example by including theWheelmap on ImmoScout24.

Cares Team

Sustainability & DEI Management is supported in the area of social commitment by a cross-location Cares team made up of particularly committed employees. Together, they organize corporate volunteering projects and fundraising campaigns. In 2023, for example, a blood donation campaign with the German Red Cross, a clothing donation in favor of Berlin homeless aid associations and the annual Christmas wish tree campaign for socially disadvantaged children were implemented.

Berlin Social Academy

The 11th Berlin Social Academy took place in October 2023. In over 40 workshops, speakers from a wide range of companies spent a week passing on their knowledge pro bono to non-profit organizations. As the founder of the Berlin Social Academy, Scout24 SE has been part of the initiative from the very beginning and dedicated Scouts were also involved as speakers with a beginner's course for using the social network Instagram and tips and tricks for creating job advertisements & target group definitions.

Help for Ukraine

For those affected by the Ukraine crisis, we also want to make a contribution. Russia's attack on Ukraine is a ruthless assault on a sovereign and democratic country in Europe. It affects not only all peaceful people in Ukraine, but our common understanding of freedom, self-determination and democracy. In the current situation, we are doing what we do best at ImmoScout24: Provide people with accommodation. We call on all owners, landlords, private individuals and companies to provide living space for refugees. Whether it's a single room, an apartment or a semi-detached house - every room counts. Accommodation can be advertised free of charge on ImmoScout24.

Social Summer

In the period from the end of May to the end of August, we completed a total of 537 hours of community service, exceeding our target of 500 hours. We achieved strong satisfaction and recommendation rates among the participants.  Most of the participants helped to organize Unionhilfswerk activities, such as an inclusive beach day or accompanying an excursion with senior citizens. Sorting donations of goods and clothes for refugees was also very popular.

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