In 2004, a number of employers from large companies in France set up the Diversity Charter. This charter quickly grew into a movement in which nearly 4000 companies and many social organizations are involved. Germany and other countries followed the French initiative. The Netherlands was the 15th country in Europe to have a Diversity Charter.

Research shows that diversity and inclusion in the workplace have increased considerably in companies/organizations that sign the Diversity Charter, both with regard to the inflow, the retention and the promotion of staff.

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Overview of Diversity Management; Implementation and Impact amongst Diversity Charters Signatories in The European Union (2014)

Assessing Diversity; Impact in Business (European Platform of Diversity Charters)

Dix ans de politiques de diversité: quel bilan?;  (Institut Montaigne, 2014)