Signature follows European Diversity Month and underscores company’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunities
Worldsensing has pledged to improve staff diversity and equal opportunity by signing a European Union Diversity Charter with Spanish nonprofit Fundación Diversidad.
The charter, part of the European Union Platform of Diversity Charters, commits Worldsensing to following 10 principles, such as including equal opportunities and respect for a diverse workforce within the company’s values.
It follows the celebration of the first-ever European Diversity Month in May. During the month, Helena Dalli, the European Union Commissioner for Equality, called on Europe’s businesses to take a stand for diversity.
“We have long appreciated the value of a diverse workforce at Worldsensing and have sought to provide equal opportunities for our staff,” said Ignasi Vilajosana, Worldsensing’s CEO.
“We already employ staff from more than 25 countries, and last month gave us the perfect excuse to go one step further in this commitment to diversity.”
Committed to diversity
More than 1,000 companies in Spain and 12,000 across Europe have already signed the Charter, in which signatories commit to:
- Raise awareness about the principles of equal opportunity and respect for diversity, including them as company values.
- Build a diverse workforce, without discriminating against gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, beliefs, age, disability or any other circumstance.
- Promote inclusion, encouraging effective onboarding and avoiding any type of discrimination (direct or indirect) at work.
- Take diversity into account in all human resources policies.
- Promote work-life balance, establishing mechanisms to make staff’s work more compatible with family and personal lives.
- Recognize the diversity of customers and leverage it as a source of innovation and development.
- Share this commitment with staff and make sure the company adheres to the principles to which the organization is committing itself as a signatory of the Charter.
- Share this commitment with supplier companies, inviting them to take on the voluntary commitment promoted by the Charter.
- Share this commitment with administrations, business organizations, unions and other institutions.
- Include activities to support non-discrimination—as well as the results obtained by implementing diversity policies—in the company’s annual report.
Worldsensing has been implementing an employee diversity policy for several years. It has employees from 25 countries, plus a 21% share of women in leadership and a 45% level of working parents. For more information, see our diversity page.