Diversity is both good for staff and good for business. In addition to the benefits of making employees feel welcome and valued, companies can tap into a larger pool of talent while increasing innovation. Now, the European Commission is launching a new self-assessment tool that allows companies and organisations to measure their organisation's performance in terms of diversity and inclusion.
Diversity Charter Sweden welcomes the proposal:
- "This is an excellent first step from the European Commission that will undoubtedly contribute to increased diversity and inclusion in the labour market," says Anna Carlsson Sigstedt, Secretary General of Diversity Charters Sweden, commenting on the new proposal.
Many Swedish companies recognise the importance of harnessing everyone's skills. Utilising the skills of talented people is becoming increasingly important in the face of fierce international competition. Your background, gender or disability should not be an obstacle, but rather seen as an asset.
Support is strong in the Swedish business community, with over 130 large and small Swedish companies and organisations with over 500 000 employees joining Diversity Charter Sweden in recent years. They do so to learn together how to improve diversity and how to utilise everyone's skills.
- Measuring diversity is in focus both during the European Diversity Month in May and in our association's upcoming activities. At our upcoming member meeting later in May, Microsoft, DNB and Lindex, among others, will share their knowledge and experience of how to measure diversity in working life," concludes Anna Carlsson Sigstedt.