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EDS2 2004: European Diversity Survey

Key Issues for Corporate Diversity in Europe

For the second time, European Diversity Research & Consulting has conducted a broad and comprehensive survey of good practice in Europe. Four focus areas which are considered as key factors to the success of Diversity work were examined.

From early July to mid August, 2004, 68 international companies from 8 sectors and 13 countries have formed an unparalleled panel, and answered our semi-standardised online questionnaire.

Profit from the results of a comprehensive survey and Order now or download our information leaflet.


The following companies participated in EDS2

ABB Switzerland, ABN AMRO, Accenture, Air Products, Allianz, AstraZeneca. BAE SYSTEMS Woodford Site, Boots Group, BP, BT, Cable & Wireless, Caixa Geral Depositos, Centrica, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post World Net, Deutsche Telekom Group, Du Pont, EDF Energy, Embraco, Ford Motor Company, GE Frankona Re, Genzyme, HBOS, HP, IBM, ING Group, KPMG., Kraft Foods, Levi Strauss & Co., Manpower, MasterCard International, Mattel., Motorola, MTV Networks, Nike, Novartis, Novozymes, Oracle, Peopleclick, Philip Morris International, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Rabobank, SAP, Sara Lee / DE International, SEB AB, Shell International, Symantec, T-Systems International, Total, Unicredit, Unilever, Vattenfall, Volvo, Whirlpool, Xerox

(9 more companies chose not to be mentioned on this list)

Focus Areas

Current Issues - Systematic Methodology

The aim of EDS2 was to identify

  • Current practices
  • Success stories
  • Key stakeholders
  • Challenges

in 4 focus areas, which are key to the success of Diversity work in Europe:

  • Business Case
  • Age Diversity
  • EU anti-discrimination legislation
  • External communication


Profit from the results of a comprehensive survey

The final report with statistical analyses, interpretations and recommendations has been released in November 2004. Its aim was to identify current practices, success stories, key stakeholders, and challenges of Diversity. Get to know what is considered good practice and position your diversity work in this context.

Order your copy (pdf format, 40 pages) of the final report via e-mail: The price is 290 Euro (plus VAT, if applicable).

Info Special Offer save up to 15% by buying the Survey-Package: Order EDS II with our Work/Life Practice Survey 2006 and receive a special discount. Both surveys are available at a total price of 530 Euro (plus VAT, if applicable).