Promoting diversity charters across the EU: European Commission funds platform for EU-level exchange between organisations promoting and implementing national diversity charters.
Diversity charters are among the latest in a series of voluntary diversity initiatives aimed at encouraging companies to implement and develop diversity policies. A diversity charter consists of a short document voluntarily signed by a company or a public institution. It outlines the measures it will undertake to promote diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace, regardless of race or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability and religion.
The European Commission recognises that diversity charters can contribute to fighting discrimination in the workplace and to promoting equality. To that end, it is funding a platform for EU-level exchange between organisations promoting and implementing national diversity charters. The platform is part of a larger project which aims at supporting voluntary initiatives promoting diversity management in the workplace. To date, two newsletters have been issued. In addition, a practical guide on launching and implementing a diversity charter has been produced.
Visit the platform: http://newsbundle.csreurope.org/EuropeanCommission/6c4ij9f37l