A total of 40 companies participate in the signing of the Diversity Charter, which already has over 1,550 signatory organizations

Barcelona, ​​May 22, 2023 – total of 40 business leaders Participated in the act of signing the Diversity Charter, which took place in Spain during the official event of the European Diversity Month. The meeting was held today at the headquarters of the European Commission’s representation in Barcelona. This initiative, launched by Fundación Diversidad and promoted by the European Commission, has already crossed the figure of more than 1,550 signatory organizations, companies and institutions, It is the third most popular letter on the European Union Diversity Letter platform.

The European Diversity Month event held for the first time in Barcelona was welcomed by? manuel zapiroDirector of the Representative Office of the European Commission in Barcelona and red miracle, Patron of Fundación Diversidad. Zapiro highlights: “Diversity is in the DNA of the European Union.unity in diversityOur motto is and this motto of unity in diversity and solidarity makes perfect sense in the current context of Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Our diversity is our strength, solidarity is our engine and peace, more than ever, is our collective goal, For its part, Rojo invites all organizations to join and “put” into European Diversity Month.In assessing diversity and inclusion in their companies, crosshairs ask themselves whether their diversity policies are working and whether their strategies help create an environment that is respectful, empowering and inspiring.

Welcomes New Additions to Carles Mesa Charter

ACT, led by journalist carlos mesa (RNE) welcomes new signatories to the Diversity Charter, which in this case are: ABANCA, Atmos Sostenibilad, Atresmedia, Center for the Study of Women in Europe, Covestro, Ulen Sociosanitarios, Euro Pool System Spain, Forestalia Renewables, Gloth Talent, Grupo Aspasia, Grupo Prejero, Enel 2000, Legalem Consulting, Prosegur, Tracasa Global, Tracasa Instrumental and Velora Prevention.

journalists on the other hand Cristina Villanueva (LaSexta) led discussion table for managers”Diversity as a strategic factor in a changing and complex world, Participated in: Marisa Retamosa (Director of Internal Audit in CAXABANK), anara lopez (Head of Human Resources for Southern Europe at Diageo) and Javier Benavente (Chairman of Vivofacil). In addition, the famous violinist Aaron LeeThe patrons of Fundación Diversidad were in charge of the musical performance. Xavier MarketThe President of Lead to Change delivered a keynote address on leadership and talent.

23 companies renew their commitment

The Diversity Charter is a symbolic commitment to ten European values ​​and principles regarding non-discrimination and labor inclusion. It is valid for two years. The organizations that have renewed this commitment for the period 2023-25 ​​are: Acciona, Adglow, Admiral Seguros, Alten Spain, Bbi Communication, BD, Cablescom, CaixaBank, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Colchones Gomarco, Diageo, Emtsport, IMF Smart Education, ISS Facility Services, KPMG, Michelin Spain Portugal, Manpowergroup, Nationale-Nederlanden, Richemont Iberia, SEAT, T-Systems ITC Iberia, Technotramit Gestion and Vivofacil.

Designed within the official program in Spain for the European Diversity Month european year of skills, It aims to highlight that in times of uncertainty, technological and green transition, as well as the management of diversity, are fundamental factors for promoting any business and business strategy. And, for this, it is important to put people at the centre, taking into account the diversity of talents and perspectives.

In the second table, the debate on “Young talent, challenges and opportunities for companies”, the following spoke: Carlota Llacuna (Innovation at CaixaBank Tech) and Javier Mialet (E&I Project Engineer at BASF). We learned about the attitudes and concerns of the younger generation regarding the world of work. The meeting was moderated by Ricardo Martin, General Director of Correspondents.

Maria Eugenia Girón, president of Fundación Diversidad, expressed during the closing ceremony: “Diversity is competitiveness. Numerous research and economic studies show that companies that embrace diversity are more successful. To meet this challenge, it is critical that companies focus on people and the talent they can provide.

European Diversity Month in Spain, now in its third edition, is sponsored by CaixaBank, Diageo, Vivofácil and with the support of the European Union. And, in addition, they have joined as collaborators: Atresmedia, Correspondents and RTVE.

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