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Luxembourg companies act in favour of diversity

On Wednesday 15 May, IMS Luxembourg, as part of the Lëtzebuerg Diversity Charter activities, organised the Diversity Day and the Lëtzebuerg Diversity Awards.

More than thirty actions through the country

For the last 5 years, Diversity Day Lëtzebuerg has been a unique opportunity for any company, public organisation or association to illustrate its daily commitment and promote diversity by setting up specific and fun actions for all its employees. This year again, many organizations were involved with the program: workshops, discussion groups, games, job exchanges, screenings, plays, breakfasts, lunches, round tables, conferences or exhibitions.

The Minister for Family and Integration and sponsor of the Lëtzebuerg Diversity Charter, Corinne Cahen, took part in this annual meeting to meet dynamic players throughout Luxembourg: visit to a company offering an exchange of jobs between an office employee and a bus driver, competition for the best pastry, event to raise awareness of diversity and its benefits, artistic workshop and workshop on family diversity.

Diversity Day et Diversity Awards Lëtzebuerg le 15 mai 2019


Four organisations awarded at the Diversity Awards Lëtzebuerg

The Diversity Day, rich in actions, was closed with the biannual Lëtzebuerg Diversity Awards ceremony to reward four best practices in diversity management in Luxembourg. On this occasion, Kinepolis welcomed 120 participants curious to discover the winners. For this third edition, the jury selected the most relevant projects in terms of sustainability, management and replicability.

The 12 practices nominated in four categories were selected by a pre-jury composed of experts:

Recruitment, Welcome and Integration
Peertraining: for shared integration, 4Motion
Discovery internship: welcome a trainee with a disability, Hogan Lovells
Sport for all: come with your differences, City of Esch-sur-Alzette

Career Management
Arendt Speech Contest, Arendt & Medernach S.A.
Climbing-Up Program, Caceis
Mentoring Circles, State Street

Well-being and Working conditions
Parenthood Charter and Parenthood Policy, Axa
Key stages of life: let's learn and exchange for better well-being, ING
Luxembourg Professional LGBT+ & Allies association, State Street

Communication and Values of the organisation
Social Re-Use, Digital inclusion
Know Your Rights, DLA Piper
Embrace diversity: aneschters zesummen, zesummen aneschters - entdeck verschidden Reliounen a Kulturen, elisabeth

The jury awarded...

Recruitment, Welcome and Integration:
4Motion for their training as young ambassadors for diversity and integration through non-formal education methods.

Career Management:
Arendt & Medernach for their "Arendt Speech Contest", an eloquence contest that challenges prejudices and develops new skills.

Well-being and Working conditions:
State Street for the creation of an inter-company network on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, the Luxembourg Professional LGBT+ Allies Association

Communication and Values of the organisation:
Digital Inclusion for the "Social Re-Use" project which allows digitally excluded people to acquire computer skills through courses and workshops.

In addition to the 4 practices awarded, the jury made a special mention to AXA, Hogan Lovells and elisabeth for their outstanding practices.

The biannual Lëtzebuerg Diversity Awards ceremony also marks the beginning of a series of events that will highlight all these initiatives in order to enable as many companies, public organisations or associations as possible to replicate them.

Find all the nominated practices on the Youtube channel of the Lëtzebuerg Diversity Charter.

Published on 21 May 2019