This February Simplanova signed Lithuanian Diversity Charter to declare that our company promotes and declares equal rights on the workplace. We are very proud that Simplanova has met the Diversity Charter standards and we had the opportunity to sign it.
The EU Platform of Diversity Charters was created in 2010 under the initiative of and with funding from the European Commission. The Platform offers a place for existing European Diversity Charters (currently 21) to exchange and share experience and good practices more easily through Platform meetings, expert seminars, and annual high-level forums.
Diversity Charter is a voluntary initiative supported by European Commission and EU Platform of Diversity charters. On 3rd of October 2018, Lithuanian Diversity Charter was successfully launched in Vilnius, Lithuania. Almost 30 organizations have signed the Charter and committed to promote and manage diversity.
By signing the Diversity Charter Simplanova agreed on the following:
- within our company we shall value mutual respect, diversity and the principle of equal treatment;
- in the management of the company we shall place emphasis on consideration for diversity, ensuring that this is reflected in every aspect of the company’s operations;
- we shall pursue a staffing policy which ensures the optimum use and equal treatment of all employees, eschewing discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnic background, skin colour, age, disability, sexual orientation, and religious or political views;
- we shall work to ensure that the diversity of Lithuanian society is reflected in our workforce;
- we shall defend our staff against discrimination;
- we shall inform our staff of their rights and obligations in implementing the principle of equal treatment;
- we shall create opportunities for staff and clients to better understand the need for and benefits of the principle of equal treatment and ensure that cases of discrimination are resolved impartially and effectively;
- we shall draft and regularly update an action plan for the promotion of the principle of equal treatment and for consideration of diversity which shall incorporate measurable performance indicators and in the drafting and implementation of which all staff shall be included;
- we shall continuously monitor progress in the achievement of the objectives set out in this charter; and
- we shall inform our staff, our clients and the public of other companies and institutions that have signed up to the charter and of success in fulfilling its objectives.