ISO/AWI 37401
Diversity management systems — Requirements with guidance for use
Reference number
ISO/AWI 37401
Edition 1
Working draft
ISO/AWI 37401
A working group has prepared a draft.


This document specifies requirements and provides guidelines for establishing, developing, implementing, evaluating, maintaining and improving an effective diversity management system within an organization. It describes how governance can link diversity to value creation and task solving. This document covers the following aspects of diversity: age, gender, level of disability, ethnicity, life stance, cultural background, class, gender identity and sexual orientation, differences in education, experience, competence, interests and family situation. Inclusion is an element of the diversity management concept. This document is applicable to all types of organizations, bodies, groups and teams regardless of size, organizational structure or sector, private and public, both within and beyond the employer/employee scope. It is applicable to diversity management within a region, country or community and for voluntary work. EXAMPLE: An organization could be a company, community, board, school, academic institutions, voluntary organization, authority or sports section. All requirements specified in this document that refer to a governing body apply to top management in cases where an organization does not have a governing body as a separate function. The standard does not provide: - Guidance on Human Resource Management support activities related to diversity and inclusion as covered in ISO 30415 - Guidance on how to approach social responsibility, corporate social responsibility or other activities that can be categorized as providing help for marginalized groups, see ISO 26000.

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