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European Commission report: Over half of 800 companies surveyed do not have a diversity policy - 83% of companies with a policy see business benefits

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28 November 2005

83% of European companies with 'diversity in the workplace' policies see business benefits - Commission report

Author: European Commission

Diversity policies make good business sense say 83% of the companies who have adopted them, a new European Commission survey reveals. The main business benefits include being able to recruit from a wider selection of people, being able to keep better workers longer, improved community relations and an enhanced company image. Yet nearly half of all companies responding to the survey still have to implement a diversity policy.

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Author: Europa Press

En el estudio, denominado "Argumentos económicos en favor de la diversidad: buenas prácticas en el lugar de trabajo" y en el que han participado cerca de 800 empresas...se concluye que un 83% de las que aplican políticas en favor de la diversidad reconocen que éstas son "comercialmente rentables"...Entre las empresas españolas participantes en el estudio figuran Unión Fenosa, el Grupo Santander, Banesto, Grupo Vips, y otras empresas de tamaño más reducido como Miguel Torres, Condis Supermercats y Manchalan.

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1 November 2005

[PDF] full report: "The Business Case for Diversity - Good Practices in the Workplace"

Author: European Commission

[with good practice case studies on Adecco, Air Products, Bertelsmann, BT, COCO-MAT, Danfoss, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Dublin Bus, Ford, Goldman Sachs, Grupo Vips, IBM, Manchalan, Randstad Belgium, Shell, Tesco, TNT (part of TPG), Volvo Group]

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