Fourteen businesses on Friday received the Brussels-Capital’s Diversity label from the region’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Professional Training, Didier Gosuin, the regional employment office, Actiris, said in a communique. These businesses are “examples to follow with regard to promoting diversity,” Gosuin said.
“That’s 14 more Brussels businesses that have followed the in-depth programme with our consultants and will now implement a policy of diversity within their organizations,” explained Cathy Van Remoortere, interim director of Actiris’ Diversity Service.
To obtain the label, a company needs to commit to a diversity plan and implement it fully. The plan needs to have two parts: an overview of the state of diversity in the business and proposed measures and actions to improve it.
After a final assessment, the Brussels minister responsible for labour confers the label on those employers “who recognize, respect and value difference in the professional environment”.
The companies receiving the award on Friday are Atelier Groot Eiland, Bati Groupe, BNP Invest Partners, CEJI, Citeco, Cofinimmo, Daoust, EAT, Femma, Hema, Job Yourself, L’Ouvroir, Novela and Tempo Team. On receiving the label, they made a commitment to focus even more on diversity.
The 14 companies bring to about 90 the number of businesses in Brussels to have received the Diversity label, which is valid for two years and is renewable.