Results from 2nd Diversity Business Lëtzebuerg Barometer
On November 28, 2016, the results from the second Diversity & Business Lëtzebuerg barometer were presented during a press conference with Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family and Integration and patron of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg.
Data was collected every two years to draw up the barometer. These data display all the actions led by 132 signatories of the Diversity Charter. This year, the barometer shows the evolution during 2014 and 2016.
On the whole, 46% of the signatories already drew up a diversity action plan and 62% created a work environment facilitating their diversity management strategy.
Some progress among the signatories:
- Women are better represented among the signatories (55% of the total workforce);
- Over ten discrimination criteria are treated;
- Signatories use the practical guide “Diversity Management” to implement their strategy;
- One in two signatories (48%) made a diversity diagnosis;
- The Charter allows the implementation of a first diversity action;
- Six out of ten notice a positive impact on their image and reputation.
These percentages show that organisations are increasingly conscious about the competitive advantage and the higher performance that diversity brings.
They also communicate better internally and externally on their diversity commitment, enabling to raise employees’ as well as clients’ and partners’ awareness on the importance of diversity.