Diversity & Inclusion at CERN
Diversity & Inclusion at CERN is based on the three principles of “appreciating differences, fostering equality and promoting collaboration” which are drawn from CERN’s Diversity value.
Diversity & Inclusion aims at achieving an optimally diverse workforce; the creativity and innovation that comes from a diversity of ideas and perspectives; and a work environment that reflects the diversity value in all policies, procedures and practice.
The dimensions of diversity are nationality/culture, profession, age/generation and gender, as well individual differences such as ethnic origin, sexual orientation, belief, disability, or opinions provided that they are consistent with the Organization’s values.
Diversity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility between all the stakeholders of the Organization and applies to all CERN Contributors, as appropriate.
The Diversity & Inclusion Programme is embedded in the Organization’s Human Resource Strategy and operates in collaboration with the various HR and other services to ensure that the relevant principles are applied across the three axes of recruitment, career development and work environment. The progress of the programme is reported to CERN stakeholders: Member States, CERN Management and CERN Contributors on a regular basis, as appropriate.