Equality, diversity and inclusion charter
In the European System of Central Banks we encourage a work environment based on respect and dignity for each individual. We have therefore drawn up the ESCB & SSM Equality, diversity and inclusion charter, which provides guidance in how to harness the diversity of our teams and strengthen the inclusiveness of our working culture. Banka Slovenije is also joining in the initiative, in our desire to contribute to a tolerant, open society.
The Equality, diversity and inclusion charter has been signed by 27 national central banks and competent national authorities in the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM).
By signing we are making a commitment as an institution to promote a work environment based on respect and dignity, and to ensure that workplaces are free from any form of discrimination.
We will follow these guiding principles:
- equality: all people are equal in rights and dignity
- diversity: diverse teams bring more innovative solutions
- inclusion: we are building an inclusive and safe working environment
In this way we aim to i) continue embracing inclusive and safe workplaces free of prejudice, ii) harness the diversity of our employees to improve our workplaces and results, and iii) learn from each other as a group of institutions in order to have a positive impact on wider European society.
Banka Slovenije has already focused a good deal of attention to date on diversity and inclusion. By encouraging collaboration between different individuals, we are trying to improve the workplace, our performance, and our contribution to society. An inclusive workplace is one of the values defined by Banka Slovenije in its strategy. By signing this charter, we have taken another important step towards a more tolerant and open society, which is aware of the importance of respecting each individual.
The ECB press release can be found on this link.