EPCA & diversity
Talent & Diversity Inclusion Council (TDIC)
The EPCA Board has decided to create an EPCA “Talent and Diversity Inclusion Council” (TDIC). This TDIC was established in the course of 2015 as an advisory body to the EPCA Board. Its role is to support and supervise EPCA Diversity activities to be developed with the aim of making the business case of the need for diversity inclusion within the chemical business community. Diversity inclusion supports the talent management methods ensuring that our industry can continue to deliver the innovative and sustainable solutions expected from its customers and stakeholders. In this perspective, the TDIC will develop and promote diversity inclusion best practices from within and outside the chemical business community in the EPCA membership base and the general public.
Diversity is defined as individual difference in the fields of gender, age, ethnicity/race, nationality and culture.
Report: IMPROVING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: A Guide to Best Practices for the Global Petrochemical Industry (2017)
The EPCA Talent and Diversity Inclusion Council (TDIC) launched in early 2016, a research effort to better understand the root causes of D&I challenges in general and harvest best practices on D&I amongst its members. The objective of this was to identify existing practices, discuss their impact, learn from each other’s experience and sometimes failures, borrow the best ideas and last but not least, share the outcome of this ‘crowdsourcing’ exercise with the wider EPCA community.
Report: WHY DIVERSITY MATTERS (2016)
Recognizing the increasing importance of Diversity and Gender Inclusion, EPCA (the European Petrochemical Association) has commissioned a survey of its member organizations to gain a better picture of the current status, progress and best practices across the European Petrochemicals industry. The survey and subsequent analysis were supported by McKinsey. From the side of EPCA, 19 member companies participated in a survey, which targeted both the “white collar” managerial workforce and the “blue collar” operations workforce and together represent a total of approximately 30% of the entire employee population of the European Chemicals Industry.