The Belgian Diversity Charter
Name of the Charter: Brussels-Capital Region Diversity Charter
Date launched: 19 December 2005
Short description of the Charter
The Brussels-Capital Region Diversity Charter was launched in December 2005 by Benoît Cérexhe, the Minister for Employment and Economy, in collaboration with the Union of Enterprises in Brussels (UEB) and the Ministry of the Brussels-Capital Region. By signing the Diversity Charter, a company, non-profit organisation or public service makes five commitments, from promoting the principle of non-discrimination in all its forms in human resources management to the introduction of a diversity plan with concrete actions to promote diversity. There are 162 signatories to the Brussels Charter, with 75 companies engaged in a diversity plan.
» Objectives of the charters: Promoting the principle of non-discrimination in all its forms in human resources management.
» Organisation of the charter: Launched by the Minister for Employment and Economy, in collaboration with the Union of Enterprises in Brussels and the Ministry of the Brussels-Capital Region.
» Number of companies at the launch of the charter: 55
» Current number of signatories: 163
» Type of signatory organisations: private companies, non profit organisations, cities
» Number of public/private organisations: 159 private, 3 public
» Some names of multinationals or public bodies members in the charter: Colruyt, Exki, Sodexo, GDF Suez
Charter's text: Weblink