From the Blog
Dec 19, 2017
From 2004 to date, 19 national Diversity Charters have been established across Europe aiming at encouraging companies to implement and develop diversity policies. The charter is a short document voluntarily signed by companies which outlines the commitment of the undersigning organization to promote diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace, regardless of, for example, age, disability, gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation. In 2010, Diversity Charters from across Europe came together to create an EU-level platform funded by the European Commission under the project ‘Support for voluntary initiatives promoting diversity management at the workplace across the EU’. The platform now consists of 19 Diversity …
There are 51 members in the Diversity Charter Ireland. We estimate that our companies cover over 100,000 employees in Ireland. Thus far we have run three annual Irish National Diversity Days, with a range of diversity activities in enterprises and held ten networking meetings, some involving master class inputs. Signatories, as a community of Diversity and Inclusion practitioners, are uniquely placed to build best practice in managing diversity, preventing discrimination and promoting equality in the workplace.
All of our activities are delivered by network members on a voluntary basis. There are no fees for joining Diversity Charter Ireland. If you are interested in joining Diversity Charter Ireland please do get in touch.
We are actively involved in the EU Diversity Charter Platform, a project funded by the EU Commission through which over five and half thousand companies and public institutions have signed diversity charters in sixteen countries across Europe. The Diversity Charter is unique in structure and approach. We are business led partnership of employers that seek to improve the equality and diversity competency of all stakeholders involved. The following link shows the other members states where we have diversity charters.
We were delighted that the EU Commission DG-Justice and the Department of Justice and Equality in Ireland partnered with us to deliver the 7th international diversity conference in Dublin Castle in October 2016.