In 2021, UNGCN Italy established the Observatory Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace with the aim of collecting the experiences and perspectives in the field of Diversity & Inclusion of Italian companies participating in the UN Global Compact.

About 20 business players operating in the banking, energy and multi-utility, agribusiness and technology sectors are currently involved in the activities of the Observatory, which is a “place” for sharing initiatives, projects, strategic approaches on the issues of inclusive leadership and equal opportunities and treatment. The working group is coordinated by UNGCN Italy and is enriched by contributions from the International Labour Organization - ILO and the Italian Association of Staff Management - AIDP.

As part of the Observatory, two guidance documents were produced:

» "Guidelines on Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace", whose launch event took place in December 2021. The guidance paper - available also in English - collects several business best practices on “Principle 6” of the UN Global Compact, which calls on the global private sector to eliminate all forms of discrimination in employment and occupation.

Download the Paper on D&I

» "Guidelines How to Develop a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy", whose launch event took place in October 2023. The guidance paper - the translation in English is work in progress - presents the main trends on DE&I in business and shares useful recommendations for organizations to write a policy, from the perspective of processes, content as well as roles and responsibilities related to policy implementation.