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The Polish Diversity Charter

Name of the Charter: Karta Różnorodności

Logo of the Polish Diversity Charter

Date launched: 14 February 2012

Short description of the Charter
The Polish Diversity Charter was launched in February 2012 by the Responsible Business Forum in collaboration with the Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment and the Office of the Polish Human Rights Defender. The Charter document, which exceeds the regulations of the Polish Labour Code, was created in collaboration with public administration, non-profit organisations, trade unions and business representatives. The main objectives of the Charter are: promoting diversity management in Poland and creating tools and guidance for companies, public institutions and non-profit organisations to implementation diversity management in the workplace; organizing events and education programmes for signatories.

The first Diversity Charter signatories were Orange Polska (the main partner of the Polish Diversity Charter), Aviva, British American Tobacco, Danone, Deloitte, Grupa Orbis, Grupa Żywiec, Kompania Piwowarska, L’Oréal Polska, NUTRICIA, Provident Polska, PwC, Totalizator Sportowy and Unilever. Those were joined among others by ArcelorMittal Poland, Bank BPH, Carrefour Polska, CEMEX Polska, EDF Polska, Grupa Saint-Gobain, Henkel Polska, KPMG, Sephora Polska, Siemens and T-mobile Polska. The Polish Diversity Charter has 104 signatories.

The Diversity Charter in Poland is under the auspices of the Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment, the Human Rights Defender and the Minister of Labour and Social Policy. In 2012 and 2013 there were some important milestones: a conference called ‘The Launch of the Polish Diversity Charter’ (02.2012), which was held at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister; and conference ‘Polish Diversity Charter: The year of experience, the year of challenges (02.2013), which took place in the Human Rights Defender Office in Warsaw.

Charter's text: Weblink

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