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Diversity IN Check. A list of the best employers for Diversity and Inclusion in Poland

Restoring the world affected by the pandemic in a new and better way will not be possible without including the previously overlooked or marginalised social groups, both in the labour market and in the social space. On the contrary, the aim is to strive for greater social cohesion. It is therefore no coincidence that the EU taxonomy, designed as a tool to support the implementation of the European Green Deal in the EU, addresses social aspects in addition to environmental ones. It is also one of the fundamental dimensions of ESG reporting, the role of which is expected to grow.

The Diversity IN Check is a survey to diagnose the maturity of companies/organisations in managing diversity and building inclusive organisations. Organisations that are better able to meet the challenges of the modern world by leveraging the potential of diversity to enhance innovation, contribute to their financial performance and at the same time strengthen social cohesion.

Who

The project is organised by Respponsible Business Forum, the coordinator of the Polish Diversity Charter. RBF is the largest NGO in Poland addressing the concept of corporate social responsibility in a comprehensive manner, with the longest tradition in Poland, operating since 2000. The Forum is an expert organisation that initiates and partners in key activities for the Polish CSR.

Organiser: Responsible Business Forum, coordinator of the Diversity Charter in Poland

Partner: ABSL

Research partner: PBS

Substantive partners: Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy-Państwowy Instytut Badawczy, CIOP PIB), Deloitte Advisory, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Share the Care Foundation

Council of Experts

Karolina Andrian, President of Share the Care Foundation
Barbara Fabisiak, project manager, PBS
Prof. Ewa Lisowska, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Zofia Mockałło, assistant, CIOP-PIB
Paweł Panczyj, Managing Director Strategy & Partnerships, ABSL
Irena Pichola, Climate Action and Sustainability Bold Play Lead Global Public Sector, Deloitte

Why

Each participant of the Diversity IN Check:

  • receives a Certificate of Participation, which they can use in their internal and external communications to strengthen their brand as a responsible employer who is open to diversity
  • gains knowledge about company’s maturity level in managing diversity and building inclusive workplace compared to other organisations participating in the survey in the form of an individual report/presentation
  • is given the opportunity to present the company in the media of the Diversity Charter (text, audio, video) and/or the RBF publication on the results. The organisers are also planning to prepare a publication in nationwide medium
  • promotes their organisation as a responsible employer and supports the dissemination of diversity management as well as the process of building inclusive organisations in Poland by sharing knowledge and best practices, thus contributing to greater social cohesion.

How

Methodology

The questions of the survey are based on internationally recognised standards and guidelines, such as:

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • ISO 26000
  • GRI Standards
  • the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

In order to qualify for the Diversity IN Check, a certain number of points must be obtained based on the answers to the survey questionnaire. Minimum benchmarks are defined both in general and separately for each of the three groups of scored factors. The survey allows for an objective and transparent assessment of diversity management in an organisation.

Schedule

Stage I: Application (from the end of February to mid-April 2021)

Stage II: Completion of the survey questionnaire (from the end of February to mid-April 2021)

Stage III: Analysis and validation of questionnaire data (from mid-April to the end of May / mid-June 2021)

Stage IV: Announcement of the list and individudal information for participants (from mid-April to the end of May / mid-June 2021)

Get in touch

Companies interested in taking part in the survey are invited to contact us.

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Adrianna Lepka

Menedżerka projektów

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Sergiej Podus

Koordynator projektów