Proud to welcome 21 new signatory organisations and to bring together 251 organisations committed to diversity andinclusion, the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg celebrated 10 years of commitment on 18 May 2022 at the Auditorium of the Maison de Savoir (University of Luxembourg).
A decade of commitment, exchange, and good practice
"The Diversity Charter brings so much positive; it allows us to raise awareness and show how much stronger we are when we embrace diversity. Making sure that everyone is on an equal footing and finds their place in society is essential. If something works somewhere, take inspiration from it, copy it, it's not school anymore.”
Mrs Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family and Integration, Patron of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg
In a decade, the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg has worked with signatories to change behaviours in the workplace. Requests to sign up are growing and show the willingness to act and to commit more to creating an inclusive workplace. The Charter is officially signed by the CEO, which is an excellent first step to set an example.
This commitment means that companies must consider many parameters and involve all employees. It is not an easy task, but there are solutions, regardless of the size of the company. A few years ago, companies were only interested in a few diversity issues; today they are looking at the bigger picture.
This 18 May 2022 was an opportunity to look back on the great moments that marked the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg and to question the future and the way to build an inclusive professional environment. Thus, a debate on the practices in companies took place with the privileged partners of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg:
- Nahima Bared, Director of CIB-FIC Structured & Fiduciary Finance at Deutsche Bank
- Alexandra Schmidt-Mintgen Chief Operating Officer at HSBC
- Daniel Danso, Global Diversity andinclusion Leader at Linklaters
- Vinciane Istace, Communication & Diversity Leader at PwC
- Serge Ceurvels, Head of Human resources ITS Europe at RBC
- Ann De Jonghe, Vice-President of the Diversity Charter and Human Resources Director at Sodexo
The conversation continued with an exchange between the author, founder of On Track and former footballer Ouissem Belgacem, Daniel Danso Linklaters Global Diversity andinclusion Leader and the Minister for Family and Integration, Patron of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg, Mrs Corinne Cahen.
"I believe in the importance of authenticity. It is tiring to have to lie all the time. You wake up every day with a certain level of energy. If you spend half your day lying about your life and who you are, you don't have enough energy for your work.”
Ouissem Belgacem, Founder of On Track.
"Diversity issues used to be a very Western topic before social and digital media changed that and suddenly the conversation became global and worldwide."
Daniel Danso, Global Diversity andinclusion Leader, Linklaters.
A warm welcome to the new signatory organisations:
- Amazon EU
- Attrax Financial Services
- Bureau Center
- Car & Bus
- Carbon G
- DO Recruitment Advisor
- Fidès Executive Partner
- Goodwin Procter Luxembourg
- HDIC Consulting
- ITX (Inditex) Luxembourg
- Pictet Technologies
- Simmons & Simmons Luxembourg
- Union Investment
- Université de Luxembourg
Published on 19 May 2022