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LNDS signing the Luxembourg diversity charter

LNDS signs the Diversity Charter – a commitment to diversity and inclusion

In connection to the 10th anniversary of the Luxembourg Diversity Charter (Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg), on 14 May 2024 LNDS signed the commitment to abide to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. Diversity and inclusion has been essential in LNDS activities and recruitment since the start. The signing of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg formalises the process of our continuous work for being an inclusive workplace for all.

The Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg and its 6 key articles 

The Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg is a way for organisations and companies in Luxembourg to showcase their commitment to diversity and inclusion. By signing this charter, companies pledge to promote diversity and inclusion through concrete actions that go beyond legal obligations. The charter has already been signed by around 300 organisations and companies in Luxembourg. This number represents 15% of the workforce in Luxembourg.

The charter outlines six key articles. Each of the articles focus on different key areas, to support the implementation of practices for promoting social cohesion and equity.

How we embrace diversity at LNDS 

At LNDS we recognise that diversity drives innovation, creativity, and business success. By signing the charter, we demonstrate our commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. We believe that diverse teams lead to better decision-making and improved performance.

From day 1 we brought diversity and inclusion to life. Great to have this now confirmed by signing the Luxembourg Diversity Charter!

Bert Verdonck, CEO 

At LNDS we focus on our people. We live by our values – trustable, thriving, transparent – both in our way of working internally and in the way we work with our partners. Physical and psychological safety in the work place is of utmost importance for enabling long-term success. 

A Diverse and Inclusive team

From recruitment and throughout the employees journey at LNDS, we promote equal opportunities with the aim to support professional growth. Gender, age, ethnicity or other factor, not directly linked to professional competence, shall not be a decisive factor. We are united by our common goal: to create societal impact through supporting value creation of data for our data partners. While we are proud to already have more than one third of the team represented by women in our data and technology-focused organisation, we are striving for a more even gender balance in the years to come. 

Our team currently consists of 54 people, with 26 different nationalities. We have built up a culture around the various nationalities, celebrating the differences. Most notably a way of celebration for us is bringing delicacies from our home country. As an example, we created an end-of-year celebration at our offices, where every employee was encouraged to bring something to the table, ideally from their country of origin.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are amongst the main cornerstones of LNDS, fuelling our innovative spirit, fostering a rich exchange of ideas, and driving our future growth by ensuring every team member feels valued, heard, and empowered to contribute to our shared mission

Matthieu Paret, Head of People 

What’s Next on Our Journey of inclusion?

As one of the 39 new signatories of the Luxembourg Diversity Charter – LNDS remains committed to continuous improvement. As said by Yuriko Backes, Minister for Gender Equality and Diversity at the IMS Diversity Day working together and communicating together is very important. From now going forward, we will continue working on the activities of our employee board, foster inclusion and diversity in the workplace through different activities and evaluate ways of measuring our way forward. 

We are proud to be official signatories of the IMS Diversity Charter. Now, our ongoing work for a diverse and inclusive workplace is formalised and will continue. Together, we build a stronger, more vibrant workplace for all.

Diversity Day celebrated its 10th anniversary with 39 new signatories. Source: IMS Luxembourg