Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 198


EOC supports CSR Asia’s “Shared Value” immersion visits

On 28 November 2018, the EOC hosted a visit by participants of the “Shared Value” programme organised by CSR Asia. Through an interactive idea-jamming session, they were invited to reflect on why diversity matters to both employers and employees, and ways to build an inclusive workplace.

Commissioned by the SIE Fund, the “Shared Value” programme lines up community organisations and offers thematic visits and workshops for representatives from the private sector who are eager to make a difference in society while doing business. Themes include “closing education gaps”, “stress and mental health”, “towards zero-waste lifestyles”, “empowering low-income families” and “building an age-friendly city.”

The EOC is happy to be a partner of the programme, which echoes the Commission’s effort in engaging corporates in the promotion of equality. Back in August this year, the EOC launched the Racial Diversity and Inclusion (RDI) Charter for Employers, consisting of nine guidelines based on the Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO), as well as the Code of Practice in Employment under the RDO. They serve as best practice suggestions for businesses looking to set and accomplish specific goals relating to racial inclusion. Click the link below for more details.