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.
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)