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News Utrecht 29 April 2021 09:00 EU/Amsterdam

a.s.r. signs Diversity Charter

The Executive Board of a.s.r. has signed the Diversity Charter of Diversiteit in Bedrijf. This is a declaration of intent by which a.s.r. commits itself to its own goals of promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Part of the Charter is to draw up a plan of action to achieve more diversity and inclusion at a.s.r. The basis for this approach is the new diversity, equality and inclusion policy plan. Various initiatives have already been launched to raise awareness of the issue within a.s.r., such as dialogue sessions and ethics cafés. Attention is also paid to thinking and acting inclusively in the Leadership Education Programme (LE) for managers. 

Jos Baeten, CEO of a.s.r.: ‘Last year we started a joint dialogue on what a diverse and inclusive company is and how to get there. The basic principle is that we do not exclude anyone and that we treat everyone equally. At a.s.r., all employees are given the scope to use their unique talents to achieve our objectives. We recognise that it is an irreversible process that requires time. The Diversity Charter gives us an extra incentive to discuss this subject with each other on an ongoing basis.’

The Diversity Charter 

The Diversity Charter of Diversiteit in Bedrijf promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace, supports the approach adopted and provides access to various networks for the exchange of knowledge and experience. In the Netherlands 264 companies have now signed the Charter. Diversiteit in Bedrijf is part of an infrastructure at the Social-Economic Counsil.

Executive Board