As an international organisation with customers and employees spanning a multitude of countries, cultures and professions, diversity and inclusion are of fundamental importance to CMS. Our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion is broad, encompassing the following:
- developing and supporting a diverse workplace in which all are welcome regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.
- creating an environment that encourages new ways of thinking and working and values the contributions and perspectives of all - especially those with experience, ideas and work styles different from our own.
- supporting all staff with a broad range of policies, practices and procedures which recognise individual contribution and performance, develop each individual's capability and give everyone an equal opportunity to use their talent and fulfil their potential.
- providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
CMS has signed The Talent to the Top Charter, a public commitment and code with agreements regarding the realisation of gender diversity at top and sub-top management levels.
Besides that CMS has signed the statement EQUAL in LEGAL in the Netherlands. This initiative of General Counsel Netherlands promotes and stimulates diversity and inclusion in the corporate legal industry. We believe that diversity and inclusion make our working environment more successful. On the EQUAL in LEGAL Platform we share knowledge and initiatives related to diversity and inclusion.