The Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg is a national commitment text proposed for signature to any organisation in Luxembourg wishing to commit to diversity promotion and management through concrete actions that go beyond legal obligations.
The Charter is supported by seven privileged private and public partners - Deutsche Bank, the Ministry for the Family, Integration and the Greater Region, PwC, Linklaters, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, Sodexo and HSBC Luxembourg - as well as IMS Luxembourg, project leader, and the ABBL as an observer, thus representing an innovative and unique governance model at the European level.
Structured around 6 articles, it guides organizations in the implementation of practices that promote cohesion and social equity through networks, workshops and conferences, involving all their employees and partners.
Ninth Charter in the European Union, it is part of the European platform of Diversity Charters, led by the European Commission's DG Justice and supported by the Minister for Family, Integration and the Greater Region, Corinne Cahen.
Building on its success with Luxembourg companies, the Diversity Chaerter Lëtzebuerg currently has 188 signatories (public, private and voluntary sectors), representing 15% of Luxembourg’s payroll.
The Committee for the Diversity Charter
The Committee for the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg is composed of a representative of each of the six privileged partners. It aims to promote the image of the Charter both at national and international level as well as to guide the overall strategy.
The working group
The role of the working group, composed of around 10 signatory organizations, is to encourage awareness on diversity issues, to provide a platform for the exchange of best practices, to support the implementation of the actions approved by the Committee and to advise on the themes to be addressed at Charter events.
IMS Luxembourg ensures the daily coordination and promotion of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg. The non-profit organization’s mission is to follow-up on signatories as well as partners of the Charter in connection with the stakeholders, to facilitate meetings and diversity events and to manage projects related to the Diversity Charter, such as (Handi)Cap Emploi or Migration vers l’emploi.
Raise awareness, train and involve the decision-makers and partners to the challenges of diversity as a source of enrichment, innovation, progress and social cohesion.
Define a diversity policy and implement practices and action plans that consciously integrate the management of individual differences.
Apply the principles of equal opportunities and promotion of diversity in the company's decision-making and management processes as well as in the management of its human resources.
Evaluate these practices, their results and their effects regularly.
Communicate to all the company stakeholders the commitments made and the concrete results of the implemented actions.
Encourage all of its partners to also work in favour ofnon-discrimination and the promotion of diversity.