ACL has signed the Lëtzebuerg Diversity Charter

At a ceremony organised on 14 May 2024 by the Lëtzebuerg Diversity Charter Committee to mark the close of Diversity Day Lëtzebuerg, ACL signed the Lëtzebuerg Diversity Charter. On this occasion, ACL was honoured with a visit from the Minister for Gender Equality and Diversity, Yuriko Backes.

Published on 14/05/2024

ACL celebrates diversity

On Diversity Day 2024, ACL is proud to have taken a significant step in promoting diversity by signing the Lëtzebuerg Diversity Charter. On this occasion, ACL welcomed a visit to its Bertrange site from the Minister for Gender Equality and Diversity, Yuriko Backes, who was accompanied by a delegation from IMS.

Welcomed by Miriam Eisenmenger, CEO of ACL, the minister was able to witness first-hand the diversity of the club’s workforce, which boasts more than 191,100 members. The diversity of the 206 employees, who are the driving force behind ACL, reflects the diversity of Luxembourg. With 33% female employees and 67% male employees, gender diversity is a strong commitment within ACL. We aim to go further by doing everything we can to support women throughout a fulfilling professional career that aligns with their aspirations.

This is why ACL has established the internal ‘ACL Network’, with the goal of promoting diversity and inclusion, better defining the career paths of women within ACL, offering a better work-life balance, and upholding and defending ACL’s values. This is accompanied by a ‘Flexitime’ tailored to each department to improve the work-life balance of our employees, taking into account, for example, the specific needs of young parents, single-parent families, or employees involved in caregiving. ‘Diversity goes beyond promoting women. It’s about having the right person in the right place at the right time in the right job – at all levels, regardless of cultural background, gender, or other characteristics,’ emphasised Miriam Eisenmenger, CEO of ACL.

For her part, the Minister for Gender Equality and Diversity, Yuriko Backes, thanked ACL for ‘its commitment to promoting diversity at all levels within their company – not just on Diversity Day, but all year round’.

At the official signing of the Charter, which marked the close of Diversity Day, Miriam Eisenmenger stated: ‘One of our main missions, especially in times of transformation, is to create a working environment in which talented individuals of all ages and genders, regardless of their origin and cultural background, can utilise their diverse skills. This requires an open and positive corporate culture that promotes values such as commitment, mutual support, fairness, and respect. I am convinced that a highly diverse workforce and exemplary, inspirational leadership will form the foundation of our future success. Add diversity, respect, tolerance, and equal opportunities, and you have all the essential ingredients for a forward-looking company. I am therefore delighted to sign the Lëtzebuerg Diversity Charter on behalf of ACL.’

Throughout the day, ACL celebrated diversity by organising a Diversity Lunch featuring dishes from a variety of cultures reflecting the backgrounds of the employees. There was also a first intergenerational workshop with a number of ACL employees.

Throughout the year, ACL will be showcasing all its actions and numerous initiatives to give diversity practical applications in the daily lives of our employees, with the aim of going beyond the Diversity Charter.