5% of SMEs in the EU have some degree of awareness of diversity as a strategic tool
Task 1 SMEs European-wide research and consultation with 1,200 SMEs and 70 intermediaries
63% of the corporations implement diversity management policies in the EU
Task 2 EBTP Survey to 6.000 companies of EBTP panel
80% of companies that manage diversity as a corporate policy claim that their diverse workforce is responsible for their capacity to innovate
Task 4 Innovation Work research and focus groups with select companies answering the questionnaire and willing to go in further in their analysis
9.3% of academic world, give a full degree in diversity management, 51.2% elective and 39.5% as part of other courses
Task 5 Business Schools Research to 1.800 universities worldwide and Symposium to discuss results with other stakeholders
Diversity Charters prove to be a very valuable tool to create awareness and reach the corporate community, the social agents and local administrations to align with the antidiscrimination Directives
Task 3 Diversity Charters Research across France, Germany and Brussels to both Charter managers and signatory companies and institutions. Set up the Spanish Diversity Charter. Continue the journey towards a European Charter network.
Comparison Chart of different agents regarding the Implementation of Diversity and Inclusion Activities
Diversity Charter of Spain
Directives in the European Union Legislation toward an Equal and Anti-discriminatory Europe
The genesis of a Europe where all the people have equal rights began in the year 2000.
Treaty of Amsterdam, 1997 (art.13)
Lisbon Strategy, 2000
Directive against race and ethnic discrimination, 2000/43/EC
Directive against discrimination according to age, capacity, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, 2000/78/EC. Application 2003-2006
In its preamble it is established that the constitution is for all the people of Europe.
"United in diversity, Europe offers the best possibilities to advance in a grand adventure that represents a privileged space of human hope"
Some of the more relevant articles regarding the commitment to create an inclusive environment based on respect and equality in a unique space, and should govern the behavior of the people and institutions
The fight against discrimination constitutes one of the priorities of the European Union. As a result of this interest, in the year 2000, the Council of the European Union approved two Community Directives or laws of significant transcendence:
Legislation in all Memeber States
Objectives of a Diversity Charter
Signing the Charter is a voluntary commitment and has no cost for the signatory
Disseminate information, generate awareness.
Contribute to stability and corporate and social sustainability
Offer tools to support companies that have signed the Charter, ie. Guides, newsletter, best practices, etc.
Establish a network of collaborators, including public entities, private companies, institutions, business schools, regions, cities, etc. committed to diversity inclusion.
Organize events, forums, workshops and training related to diversity and inclusion to promote the spirit of the Charter
Develop financial sustainability to give support to signatories and their need for information, exchange of experience, tools, etc
Diversity Charter France
The Diversity Charter France was set up in the year 2004 and now has 1,860 signatary companies and the personal commitment of Claude Bébéar, Presidente of the Axa Group, L´Oréal and Sodexo, 18 institutions, 3 company federations (MEDEF, CGPME, and UPA), Chambers of Commerce, 8 networks of companies (CJD, ANDRH, FACE, IMS-Entreprendre pour la Cité, ….), 3 Public Administrations (ACSé, DAIC, DGEFP) as well as ANPE, HALDE and FSE and 1,800 signatory companies.
Diversity Charter Brussels
The Diversity Charter Belgium was founded on 19 December 2005 by the Ministry of Employment, Entrepreneurial Association (UEB-VOB), and companies like Axa, Carrefour, Manpower y L’Oréal and small businesses like EXKi, Cofinimmo and Jani-king. At present it has 123 signatories.
Diversity Charter of Germany
The Diversity Charter Germany was founded on 3 July 2006, fostered by the Prime Minister Angela Merkel and ESF, German Association of Companies and the Chamber of Commerce. The founding companies are Daimeler, Deutsche Teleko, Deutsche Bank, and Deutsche BP. In 2007 there were 170 signatory companies, 2 Ministries, 5 cities and 4 Chambers of Commerce.
The Foundation for Diversity in Spain was incorporated by the IEGD and the ALARES Foundation in order to foment equality and antidiscrimination policies and diversity management in Spain. Its objectives are to spread
Content: free on-line training courses; information, news and reports; chats and monitored experience exchange; direct access and relation with other European Charters
Setting up the Diversity Charter Spain
Created the Foundation for Diversity together with Fundación ALARES to give a framework to the promotion of the Charter
Established close interaction with the other operating Charters of France, Germany and Brussels
Develop a DELPHI program during 4 months with 96 companies and institutions to write the text of the Charter.
Created the Web www.fundacióndiversidad.org – to create awareness, communication, training programs and other support for signatories and members
Directora General de Igualdad y Antidiscriminación de la
DGV de la Comisión Europea
Sra. Myrtha B. Casanova
Presidenta de la Fundación para la Diversidad y
Presidenta del Instituto Europeo para la Gestión de la
Hble. Sra. Mar Serna
Consellera del Departament de Treball de la Generalitat
10:10 FIRMA “CHARTER DE LA DIVERSIDAD”
Acto de firma por parte de las empresas e instituciones
Presentation of Charter in Barcelona November 4th
Presided by the Honourable Consellera de Treball of the Generalitat of Catalunya. The presence and backing of the Secretary General of Antidiscrimination of the Ministry of Equality. Sponsored by the Foundation La Caixa
220 attending and 48 signatories
Next events: European campaign
Project of the European campaign " For the diversity, Against the discrimination " of the Group of work of the DG of employment of the European Commission The diversity within reach of all: Campaign to introduce the Diversity in the Spanish companies
Members of the group of work
Confederal de Empleo de la Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras (CC.OO); Observatorio Español del Racismo y la Xenofobia; Ministerio de Igualdad; Fundación Secretariado Gitano; Consejo de la Juventud de España (CJE); Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR); Plataforma asociación ONGs Acción Social; CERMI y Fundación para la Diversidad.
Institutions that have signed the Charter
AED - Asociación Española de Directivos
AEDIPE Catalunya. Associació Catalana de Direcció de Persones
Asociación Nacional del Alzehimer, AFALcontigo
Club de la excelencia en sostenibilidad
Colegio de Psicólogos de Madrid
CONSORCIO DE ENTIDADES PARA LA ACCIÓN INTEGRAL CON MIGRANTES - CEPAIM