From the Blog
Aug 15, 2018
I have had a number of meetings with companies recently who are looking to take action to promote diversity and inclusion in their organisations. At each of these meetings I have stressed the need to be aware of the external drivers for action, one of which is the move for legislation to provide for pay transparency that is proposed this year. The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, and Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, have published the General Scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill. The regulations may prescribe classes of employer by industry for example, or by number of employees. Companies will be …
There are 54 signatories in Diversity Charter Ireland. We estimate that our companies cover over 130,000 employees in Ireland. Thus far we have run three annual Irish National Diversity Days, with a range of diversity activities in enterprises and held ten networking meetings, some involving master class inputs. Signatories, as a community of Diversity and Inclusion practitioners, are uniquely placed to build best practice in managing diversity, preventing discrimination and promoting equality in the workplace.
All of our activities are delivered by network members on a voluntary basis. There are no fees for joining Diversity Charter Ireland. If you are interested in joining Diversity Charter Ireland please do get in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are actively involved in the EU Diversity Charter Platform, a project funded by the EU Commission through which over five and half thousand companies and public institutions have signed diversity charters in sixteen countries across Europe. The Diversity Charter is unique in structure and approach. We are business led partnership of employers that seek to improve the equality and diversity competency of all stakeholders involved. The following link shows the other members states where we have diversity charters.
We were delighted that the EU Commission DG-Justice and the Department of Justice and Equality in Ireland partnered with us to deliver the 7th international diversity conference in Dublin Castle in October 2016.