Organised each year by the Diversity Conseil human resources consulting firm, the Trophées de la Diversité award innovative and ambitious companies that promote and encourage diversity. This month, the 11th edition of this event was organized, and saw Disneyland Paris recognized with an award for overall corporate diversity policy initiatives. This is not the first time Disneyland Paris won an award from this firm, as it was awarded the judges’ prize in 2012.
What initiatives won the judges over? They included unique ideas such as a theatrical performance to raise awareness for management regarding discrimination issues, and an organisation dedicated to promoting diversity run by Disneyland Paris employees.
“Together, year after year, we have completed important work which has helped to make clear and responsible progress in important areas like fighting discrimination, providing equal opportunities and treatment, and promoting diversity. I am proud of this prize awarded by the Diversity Conseil, which recognises our teams’ work and our commitment to making the respect of differences a fundamental value at Disneyland Paris”. – Daniel Dreux, Vice President, Human Ressources, at Disneyland ParisDiversity as a top priority for Disneyland Paris
As Europe’s number one tourist destination and the largest single-site employer in France, diversity is a top priority for Disneyland Paris. With over 500 career roles held by employees with 100 nationalities, social and cultural diversity is everywhere at the resort. The resort has been working over the past several years to put in place an active policy concerning fighting discriminations and promoting respect for diversity.
For this reason, a ‘diversity caravan’ audit was carried out in 2008, in which over 5,000 employees described their idea of discrimination. The same year, the company’s human resources management ran ‘reflection groups’, which brought together 150 employees to identify causes of discrimination. The work of these groups provided a snapshot of daily realities on site.