73% of the signatories of the Diversity Charter observe an improvement in their image and reputation thanks to their diversity policy (Barometer Diversity & Business Lëtzebuerg 2021).diversity management remains a key issue in Luxembourg, and its efforts contribute to: increased profitability and productivity, attracting and retaining talent, increased creativity and innovation, a better reputation and an ability to gauge consumer interest and demand better. The role of organisations is crucial in their ability to influence the workplace directly. Diversity Day is one of the many expressions showing willingness.
The Diversity Day took place on Tuesday, 23 May 2023, for the 9th time. This national day is a privileged opportunity for organisations to illustrate their engagement through concrete actions (signatories or not of the Diversity Charter). This event aims to bring together companies, public organisations and associations around the promotion of diversity.
The day ended with the official signing session of the new signatory organisations of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg. A significant moment at the beginning of a commitment towards diversity promotion and management or formalisation of an existing commitment, the signing session is a highlight of the Diversity Charter agenda, gathering the new signatories’ CEOs. Their presence in this session is mandatory to show that the commitment in favour of diversity positions itself at the highest decision-making level of the organisation.
DIVERSITY DAY OFFICIAL VISITS
The official tour was organised in the presence of Mrs Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family, Integration and the Greater Region and Patron of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg, accompanied by a delegation from IMS, represented by Christian Scharff, President of IMS Luxembourg.
Four activities during the tour: the "Diversity Fair" at the Lycée Michel Lucius, "50 ways to fight bias workshop" at SES, the opening of the Trisomie 21 exhibition at the Spuerkess and a stands visit at ArcelorMittal.
43 NEW SIGNATORIES
43 organisations welcomed during this 13th official signing session of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg:
- Baker McKenzie
- CAMPUS CONTERN
- Ecole Internationale Gaston Thorn
- European Stability Mechanism
- F3C Systems
- Fondation APEMH
- Grant Thornton Luxembourg
- Hofstede Insights Luxembourg-Belgium
- HR Community
- INDOOR FOREST
- Julius Baer
- Lab Group Luxembourg
- Lamboley Executive Search
- Laure Maillard
- Ligue Luxembourgeoise d'Hygiène Mentale
- Luxembourg School of Business
- Lycée Michel Lucius
- Morgan Philips
- Moulins de Kleinbettingen
- Novotel Suites Luxembourg
- RSM Tax & Accounting Luxembourg
- Schroder Investment Management (Europe)
- SIX Financial Information Luxembourg
- SOS Kannerduerf
- The Event Agency
- The Network
All in all, the Diversity Charter currently has 294 signatories committed to promoting and managing diversity through concrete actions that go beyond legal obligations.
3 UPCOMING TOOLS
This ceremony was also an opportunity to present three new tools developed by the Autonomous Working Groups 2022:
- Intergenerational management: a practical guide led by Sodexo
- Impaired health at work: a practical guide and testimonials led by PwC
- Gender equality: a self-assessment tool led by ABBL
Those tools will be available during the summer.
Two new Autonomous Working Groups 2023 are set up and will work on the following themes:
- Against racism to draft a good practice guide (definitions, challenges, testimonies...) led by SES Satellites.
- LGBTQIA+inclusion to establish a state of play of what is being done to promote theinclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in companies, led by RBC Investor & Treasury Services.
Published on 24 May 2023