• Jobs, Skills & Impact

ERT embraces difference with a new toolkit for workplace inclusion and diversity

Dowload the I&D Toolkit & the Press Release

BRUSSELS, 15 April 2024: Company culture has become a major differentiator. Companies are increasingly measured on how they value diversity and inclusion and create work environments where every individual feels appreciated, respected and empowered for who they are.

In 2019 the European Round Table for Industry (ERT) launched its EmbraceDifference campaign – and today it publishes the second edition of its Inclusion & Diversity toolkit, which brings together new examples of initiatives and best practises by some of Europe’s most significant industrial and technology companies.



ERT Members are committed to enhancing diversity in the workplace by promoting inclusive strategies and innovative practices, that can help build a world, where all people are free to live up to their full potential. This latest collection of 28 case studies by 16 companies led by Members of ERT serves as a resource to inspire and guide the creation of inclusive workplace cultures, fostering diversity and a sense of belonging.

The 2024 toolkit features case studies from the following companies: ABB, Airbus, ASML, Capgemini, HEINEKEN, L’Oréal, Nokia, Orange, Philips, SAP, Siemens, Syensqo, Sonae, Telefónica, Vodafone, and Wolters Kluwer.

To find more, visit the dedicated website: embracedifference.ert.eu

Let us shape a future that celebrates diversity and values the talents of all individuals. Europe’s strength lies in its diversity, and we believe that this toolkit can facilitate a valuable exchange, enabling other companies to embrace and implement similar concepts.
José María Álvarez-Pallete
  • José María Álvarez-Pallete
  • Chair of ERT Jobs, Skills & Impact Committee and Chairman and CEO of Telefónica
Inclusion and diversity are important principles for responsible employers across industries. And seeing what others have achieved in this area creates new awareness, ambition and ideas. This publication builds on a growing body of I&D initiatives and best practises that ERT has collected in 2023. We hope that our EmbraceDifference toolkit is useful for others – both as an inspiration and as a source of recipes that make work environments better places for our people.
Jan-Eric Sundgren
  • Jan-Eric Sundgren
  • Acting Secretary General of ERT