The Actions in the Diversity Charter

Each article in the Charter engages the signatory companies to carry out tangible actions to apply their commitment to promoting diversity. Explanation of the articles and concrete examples :

Preamble: Commitment

Signing the Diversity Charter is the first step in a long-term process. By committing to encourage diversity, a company needs to clearly identify its stakes in promoting diversity and choose the key topics it will address that apply to its context.

In an effort to assert and facilitate the incorporation of the diversity policy into the company’s general strategy, the commitment will be made at the highest level, by the company’s chief officer. This commitment shall also be visible and known to all who come in contact with the company.

Examples

1. Raise awareness of non discrimination and diversity issues among top management and staff involved in recruitment, training and career development and to educate them in these matters.

2. Respect and promote the application of all aspects of the principle of non-discrimination at every stage of the human resources management, in particular in the recruitment, training, promotion and career development of employees.

3. Endeavour to reflect, the diversity of the French society particularly in its cultural and ethnic dimension at every level of our workforce.

4. Make all our employees aware of our commitment to non-discrimination and diversity, and keep them informed of the practical results of this commitment.

5. Make the development and implementation of the diversity policy a subject of a dialogue with the employees’ representatives.

6. Insert a chapter in the annual report describing our commitment to non-discrimination and diversity including details of the measures implemented, our internal procedures and the results achieved.