The Talent naar de Top Charter offers guiding principles and clear agreements to support organisations in achieving gender and cultural diversity and inclusion structurally and effectively.
Taking part in the Charter shows that your organisation is committed to diversity and inclusion. You will be able to compare your process and results with other organisations. You will also have an excellent network with great opportunities.
The Monitor does not only show the achievements and results in numbers, but also the underlying qualitative factors that contribute to these results. Organisations that have signed the Charter are now being monitored not only in terms of gender diversity and inclusion, but also in terms of cultural diversity.
Even though the Monitor shows that there are increasingly more women in senior management positions, there is still a long road ahead. Perhaps it will always be ‘work in progress’. A new Gender Balance Act came into force in the Netherlands in January 2022, simply because not every organisation has made sufficient progress in appointing more women in senior management positions. The new Act stipulates that one third of the Supervisory Boards of listed companies will have to consist of women. Large public and private limited companies (about 5,000) will have to show ambitious targets for improving gender diversity including an action plan as to how to achieve their goal. The Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (Sociaal Economische Raad, SER) will motivate and facilitate companies to improve gender diversity in senior management. The results will be made public.
Many organisations that are part of the Talent naar de Top Charter already meet the requirements of the new Gender Balance Act. This just shows what commitment from directors and managers can do. And it also shows the added value of the Charter network. The Charter and its network are open to new members. You are more than welcome!Would you like to find out more? Please contact us!
Every year, the progress in terms of gender and cultural diversity that Charter organisations have made is assessed on the basis of six criteria. The assessment report does not only provide numbers and trends, but also a benchmark overview. What’s more, we offer support to the organisations taking part in the Charter so they can improve their diversity and inclusion and make even more progress.
More than 277 organisations have signed the Charter since the beginning of 2008.See the list of organisations