• Why and how to apply?
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The Diversity Awards are organized every two years since 2015 as a closing of the Diversity Day. They aim at valuing best practices regarding diversity management in 4 different categories.


Among the received applications, an independent expert pré-jury selects 12 nominated practices (3 in each categories), which are then evaluated by a jury chaired by the Minister for Family and Integration. The 4 winning practices are disclosed during a Diversity Award ceremony.


All the practices can be watched on the Diversity Charter’s Youtube channel.


The next edition of the Diversity Awards will take place in 2021.

Reasons to apply

Applying for the Diversity Awards Lëtzebuerg 2019 can benefit your organisation in many ways:


  • You contribute to developing diversity and to a more inclusive environment by replicating recognised best practices;
  • You prove leadership in terms of diversity and recognition by your peers;
  •  You increase your visibility and reputation as a diverse organisation (internally as well as externally);
  • You get an opportunity to showcase your innovative approach in terms of implementing diversity in your organisation.
Awarded categories


  • Recruitment, Welcome and Integration

How diversity is integrated in the recruitment, welcome and integration processes of the organisation’s new employees.


For example: proactive recruitment, partnerships with employment structures, partnerships with company, recruiter training, internships for targeted audiences, practices to enhance the attractiveness of certain jobs, welcome pack or diversity training of new arrivals, integration path, tutoring, practices to welcome and integrate new arrivals to Luxembourg, etc.


  • Career Management

Review of Human Resources processes acknowledging the principles ofnon-discrimination and of diversity promotion .


For example: salary and promotion policies, targeted training, mentoring programme, senior career management, career management partnerships, professional development programmes, integrating diversity in performance goals, launching of internal/external networks, coaching, internal management training, etc.


  • Well-being and working conditions

Adapting the workplace and organisational methods to enable the proper reception and smooth integration of target audience; best practices facilitating work-life balance.


For example: infrastructure and buildings, workstation ergonomics, adapted workspace, flexitime, telework, provision for childcare, parenthood charter, fight against psycho-social risks, well-being charters or programmes taking diversity into account, burn-out prevention, fight against stress at work, etc.


  • Communication and Values of the organisation

Measures taken to integrate diversity values into the company's culture, communicating to internal and external stakeholders on commitments and related actions implemented in this field .


For example: Charter or official document from the organisation stating diversity as key value, training tools, efforts to raise awareness with teams or suppliers, supplier code of ethics replicating these values, campaigns, dedicated events, local actions targeting the population, etc.


Evaluation criteria

Winners will be selected according to the criteria below, each of which will be graded by the jury and pre-jury:


  • Impact of the practice: it is not restricted to words and to a declaration of intent but has been translated into concrete actions and has a measurable impact on both the target public and the smooth running of the organisation.
  • The innovative nature of the action.
  • The exemplary and replicable nature of the initiative: the practice should be an inspiring example that can be adapted to other organisations or other relevant areas.
  • The level of implementation of the practice: extent and scope according to the size of the company.
  • The governance of the project.
  • Integration as part of a long-term approach: the practice should be enshrined in a continuous improvement process and must not be a one-off, anecdotal event. It should be embedded sustainably in the strategy of the organisation.
Conditions for participation

Participation is free and open to any organization set up in Luxembourg whether it is a signatory of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg or not, and irrespective of its size, its status - private, public, or not-for-profit - and its field of activity.

Organizations can submit several files as long as each of them relates to a separate, distinct project; one file per practice is accepted. Should you want to apply in several categories and for several projects, you must submit as many files as there are projects.


On 15th May 2019, during the fifth Diversity Day, the Diversity Awards awarded the best practices in terms of diversity management within organisations in Luxembourg.

In the presence of Mrs Cahen, Minister for Family and Integration, this third edition of the Diversity Awards Lëtzebuerg highlighted the increasing commitment of private, public, as well as associative organisations in this field.


Discover the 2019 winners


« Recruitment, Welcome and Integration » : PeerTraining, 4Motion

Diversity and Integration training through non-formal education practices that aims to train young diversity ambassadors who then raise awareness among their peers



« Career Management » : Arendt Speech Contest, Arendt & Medernach

Arendt Speech Contest is an eloquence contest that aims to challenge prejudices and develop new skills. 




« Well-being and Working conditions » : Luxembourg LGBT+ & Allies Association, State Street

The Luxembourg LGBT+ & Allies Association is an inter-company network aimed at raising awareness of sexual orientation and gender identity issues.




« Communication and Values of the Organisation » : Social Re-Use, Digital Inclusion 

The "Social Re-Use" project seeks to make the digital world accessible to all through various courses and workshops.



 

Presentation of the nominees per category :

 

Recruitment, Welcome and Integration

  • Peertraining, 4 motion (video)
  • Discovery internship, Hogan Lovells (video)
  • Sport for all, Ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette (video)

Career Management

  • Arendt Speech Contest, Arendt & Medernach (video)
  • Climbing-Up Program, Caceis (video)
  • Mentoring circles, State Street (video)

Well-being and Working conditions

  • Parental Charta and parental policy, AXA (video)
  • Key life stages, ING (video)
  • Luxembourg professional LGBT+ & Allies Association, State Street (video)

Communication and Values of the Organisation

  • Social Re-Use, Digitalinclusion (video)
  • Know your rights, DLA Piper (video
  • Embrace diversity, elisabeth (video

 

SPECIAL MENTION



Chosing the winning practices was not easy and the Diversity Awards jury wanted to make a special mention of elisabeth’s, Hogan Lovells’ and Axa’s practices. Although they did not receive the award in their respective categories, their practices are remarkable and easily replicable in order to contribute to a work environment that respects the diversity of employees.

2017 Ceremony

Discover the 2017 winners


"Recruitment, Welcome and Integration": Connections, ASTI 

This practice encourages the integration of asylum seekers and refugees on the job market.


 

"Career Management": Youth4Work, Intercommunal Union De Réidener Kanton 

A human project that aims at coaching young people encountering difficulties.



"Environment and Wellbeing at work": Call center, ADEM +photo ou video

This practice is replicable as it consists in a call center service only composed of people with disabilities.


 

"Communication and Values of the organisation": Live my life, Sodexo 

The project "Live my life" allows collaborators to exchange position during one day to break stereotypes related to some positions.



Find all the practices of 2017 in our booklet.

2015 Ceremony

Discover the 2015 winners

 

"Recruitment, Welcome and Integration": Recruiting by motivation of diversified profiles, ONET

An innovative practice that places motivation at the center of the recruitment process and enables to attract atypical profiles. 


 

"Career Management": Awareness on the fight against discrimination, BNP Paribas

This practice has raised awareness towards management on unconscious bias and discriminations through scientific training. 


 

"Work Environment and Wellbeing": Mental disability, integration and adaptation of work environment, Ville de Luxembourg

This approach seeks to address the issue of mental disabilities and the integration of this population on the open labour market. 

 

 

"Communication and Organisation's values": Training of teaching staff, joint winners, Ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette & MEC asbl (Mouvement pour l’Égalité des Chances)

This practice aims to fight against stereotypes from an early age and places pedagogy as a central element of awareness in favour of diversity



Find all the practices of 2017 in our booklet.

 

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