Welcome to the world's largest diversity and inclusion network. Diversity Charter Sweden is a springboard for companies and organisations that want to increase their creativity and competitiveness with the help of the dynamics of an organisation that puts diversity before sameness. Here you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in all seven grounds of discrimination linked to your business and operational benefits.
There are a number of studies that show that diversity in the workplace is positive for the development and profitability of companies and organizations. Therefore, we believe that diversity and inclusion should be an obvious and integrated issue in every modern company and organization's strategy. That is the basis for why Diversity Charter Sweden was started.
Businesses and organisations have an important role to play in ensuring non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion. By signing Diversity Charters, organisations make a voluntary commitment to create and maintain an inclusive working environment for their employees without discrimination on the basis of gender, racial or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.
Podcast on diversity and inclusion
Listen to our President Petra Karmteg's participation in the Sobano podcast. Gives a clear picture of her driving forces, what diversity and inclusion is and what we stand for!
The European Union (EU) adopted the motto "United in Diversity" in 2000, which it believes unites Europeans through the EU in the pursuit of peace and prosperity, and that the many different cultures, traditions and languages of Europe are a positive asset to the continent.
The first Charter was the French one formed by a group of companies in 2004 when they joined forces to create better conditions for integration in their own organisations while working with a broader societal perspective. In 2010, the non-profit organisation Diversity Charter Sweden was formed and launched by A-search (now A-Talent Group), Axfood, Lectia, L´Oreal, Managing Diversity, Novartis, Scandic, Skanska, Sodexo and Volvo Cars. The Diversity Charter Sweden became the seventh Charter in Europe, and today the Diversity Charter exists in 26 EU countries.
Board of Directors
COO, DNB Sweden
People & Culture Director, ISS Facility Services Sweden
Head of IT Processes & Developer Support, Handelsbanken
Anna Leander Nyberg
Head of HR & Sustainability, Stockholm Exergi
Head of Communications, Fastigo
Diversity & Inclusion, Nordea
Frida Marty Wallgren
Expert Diversity & Inclusion Talent Management, Vattenfall
SMC director, Microsoft
Initiator & Founder, The Job Festival
HR Director, Beijer Byggmaterial
Anna Carlsson Sigstedt
Adjunct on the Board of Diversity Charter Sweden
Communications Officer at Diversity Charter Sweden