Launch of Diversity Management Hallmark in Costa Rica

The Diverse Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica launched its hallmark for diversity management, an initiative that seeks to promote the development of inclusive social, commercial and labor relations, and respect for human rights.

The hallmark for the management of diversity will certify those companies with healthy and inclusive work environments towards the LGBTIQ community and will have an Evaluating Committee made up of representatives of the Office of the Resident Coordinator of the UNITED NATIONS System in Costa Rica, the Costa Rica-USA Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and Factor D, the Alliance of Enterprises for Development (AED), the Association of Homoparental Families and OMINA Foundation.

“The hallmark is part of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations High Commissioner, which prohibits discrimination in access to and up keeping of employment for reasons of sexual orientation, which mainly affect marginalized and disadvantaged individuals and groups, “said Julio César Calvo, President of the Costa Rican Diverse Chamber of Commerce.

From left to right: Julio César Calvo (President of the Diverse Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica), Sofía Calderón (Co-Director of Forum Factor D, AMCHAM), Víctor Castro Brenes (Coordinator of Communication and LGBTI initiatives, AED), Adriana Sánchez Altamirano (Communication Advisor, United Nations System Resident Office), Luis Salazar Muñoz (Commissioner for LGBTQ Affairs of the Presidential House, Government of Costa Rica), Laura Pacheco (Vice-Minister of Economy), Andrea Somma (CEO OMINA Foundation) and Enrique Sánchez Carballo (Deputy, Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica).