Diversity news at the Luxembourg

Diversity Awards: Applications are open!

Does your organisation have any innovative good practice on diversity management that has proven to be effective? Would you like to make the practice visible and to contribute to the development of diversity in Luxembourg?

Well do not hesitate, apply (until the 4th March) and try to win a Diversity Award that will reward the best practices in terms of diversity management in the following categories:

  1. Recruitment, Welcome and Integration
  2. Career Management
  3. Wellbeing and working conditions
  4. Communication and Organisation's Values

The Diversity Awards ceremony will take place on May 15th 2019.

Applications can be downloaded here in French and here in English.


Training: Human rights, from risk to opportunity


We have all heard about human rights, but do we know what are the implications for our companies all along the value chain?

The Luxembourg action plan for the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights has just been launched while we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Faced with the growing interest of the corporate world for the sustainable development goals- which have the human rights at their origin- IMS Luxembourg in collaboration with the NGOs Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg and Action Solidarité Tiers Monde are pleased to invite you to a two-day training developed by CSR Europe, of which IMS is the national representative, in order to:

  • Understand the impact companies can have on human rights and find out about the business case
  • Analyze practical cases and start an individual reflexion
  • Acquire concrete tools to incorporate human rights within key functions of the company

The first day of the training will enable you to acquire the needed knowledge to take better account of human rights within your organisation. The second day will allow you to address the incorporation of these huamn rights among the company’s key functions as well as find out which governance tools are at your disposal.

Between the first and the second day you will have the opportunity to reflect concretely on the practices in place within your organisation.


  • Jean-Paul Lehners, holder of the UNESCO Chair on human rights, University of Luxembourg ; President of ECRI (Council of Europe's European Commission against Racism and Intolerance), Council of Europe
  • Catia Fernandes, IMS Luxembourg
  • Geneviève Krol and Jean-Louis Zeien, Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg
  • Antonyia Argirova and Dietmar Mirkes, Action Solidarité Tiers Monde asbl



Day 1 : 28 February 2019 from 9am to 4pm

Day 2 : Autumn 2019 (to be confirmed) from 9am to 3.30pm

For whom? CSR officers, Human Ressources officers and/or directors, procurement officer/manager, legal counsel

Where? BGL BNP Paribas - oKsigen Builging (2 rue Edward Steichen, L-2540 Luxembourg)

Cost? Free of charge for IMS members and 500€ for the overall training for non IMS members


For registration click here. Training will be held in French.




We inform all participants that they are likely to figure in some pictures taken during IMS' events. The pictures are destined to be published in written and numerical media edited by IMS Luxembourg.


In collaboration with the POG, IMS Luxembourg invites you to a cycle of 3 conferences in order to address the psycho-social risks at the origin of this malaise, but also to deepen the reflections on solutions, such as the right to disconnect or managerial innovation. By questioning certain practices and the organization of work, could we achieve real happiness at work?

Following the success of the two events of this cycle in 2018 on the diagnosis and prevention of psycho-social risks as well as on the right to disconnection, IMS and the POG wish to approach the new ways of managing to conclude this cycle.

When? February 8, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm

Where? PwC - 2 Rue Gerhard Mercator, 2182 Luxembourg

Through the broadcast of the film "Did you say liberation?" We will bring out the issues underlying new management styles, analyze the stages of transformation and think about the posture to take to start the first step towards a new managerial philosophy.

This trip to the heart of the liberated companies will break the conventional wisdom and debate in the light of concrete evidence. For registration click here.

This event will be in French.

We inform all participants that they are likely to figure in some pictures taken during IMS' events. The pictures are destined to be published in written and numerical media edited by IMS Luxembourg.

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