Name of best practice
EMIDIS – Empresas por la Diversidad (Companies for Diversity)
(Type of entity implementing the initiative)
FELGTB – Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gais, Trans y Bisexuales
(National Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans and Bisexuals)
Improving companies’ strategies to deal with and enhance LGTBQ+ diversity in the workplace.
(youth LGBTI+, adult LGBTI+, schools, labour market)
Labour market, companies.
Kind of intervention
1. training and/or group workshops
4. training for professionals
The main objective of the EMIDIS program is to provide useful tools for companies to adequately promote and support sexual and gender diversity in a work environment.
Description of the implementation
Diagnostic report for companies: Companies receive a report containing feedback on their performance regarding LGBT diversity management, as well as an individualized improvement plan.
Consultancy: EMIDIS provides support and advice for companies on any topic related to sexual orientation or gender identity.
Training: A training event is held at each company once a year (some of the topics of this session are sensitization on LGBT diversity, LGBT prejudice prevention, human resources management from a LGBT perspective, etc.)
Corporate volunteering program: Volunteering program aimed at actively involving employees in EMIDIS projects.
Internal and external communications: Communication strategies both within the company and through social media platforms.
Reputation/Visibility: Participant companies are allowed to use the EMIDIS logo in their internal reports. Also, their corporative logos are included in EMIDIS publications.
Networking events: Annual EMIDIS event and invitation to FELGTB events.
Free access to FELGTB information and documentation
Resources needed to implementation
Human resources for:
- Diagnostic report for companies
- Provide support and advice for companies on any topic related to sexual orientation or gender identity
- Experts on LGBT diversity, LGBT-phobia prevention to give the training courses.
- Communication strategies
Results of implementation
Significant outreach and impact.
Some of the participant companies: Repsol, Netflix, Amazon, BBVA, IBM, Airbus, etc.
Cooperation of the chamber of commerce
Reach the companies
Reference website of Best Practice EMIDIS: felgtb.org/participa/empresas/emidis/
Link to video about Results of EMIDIS program: felgtb.org/participa/empresas/emidis/
Benefits of EMIDIS program: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OrYlV4O40A&t=2s