Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

El distintivo “Igualdad en la Empresa”: una nueva certificación en igualdad de oportunidades

Rosa Melero-Bolaños, Jesús N. Ramírez-Sobrino

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Purpose: Analyse the existence of equal opportunities in rules and standards related to business management and typify the Corporate Equality distinction as a new equal opportunities certification.

Design/methodology: The existing equal opportunities principles established in different standards and rules have been studied and the Corporate Equality distinction has been typified according to different criteria.

Findings: Having analysed the existing equal opportunities principles established in different rules and standards concerning business management, it is obvious that these principles are not put into practice. Therefore, the distinction of “Corporate Equality would indeed stand for a new certification that specifically controls how equal opportunities principles within the company are implemented. However, the lack of information about what these companies have actually achieved up to now limits the knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the different interest groups which deal with aforesaid firms on such matter.

Originality/value: The article makes a theoretical contribution to typify the Corporate Equality distinction as a new equal opportunities certification.

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