Dublin Bus Signs Diversity Charter Ireland

Published on Friday, October 05, 2012

Today, 5th October 2012, Dublin Bus signed the first Diversity Charter Ireland along with 10 other founding organisations, representing the broader business community across the country. The signing of this charter is a voluntary commitment by these organisations to effective diversity management, preventing discrimination and promoting equality with respect to all their stakeholders and the environment in which they operate.

In signing this charter, organisations in Ireland join their counterparts in nine other European countries in publicly stating their commitment to diversity. The founding Irish signatories are:

• An Post
• Dell
• Dublin Bus
• Dublin City University
• Equality Strategies
• Permanent TSB
• Rehab
• Sodexo
• Telefonica

Over the past 12 years Dublin Bus has developed and implemented an Equality and Diversity Strategy to address the changes in the diversity of its workforce, customers and the communities across the city where services operate. This change has brought many benefits and Dublin Bus welcomes and values the energy and broader perspectives that this diversity brings.    

The Equality Diversity Strategy outlines the company’s commitment and action plan to promote equality and diversity as an employer and as a service provider.  A core part of this strategy is to promote an inclusive workplace that:

• accommodates and values cultural and other diversity
• is free from discrimination and harassment
• supports and welcomes minority groups
• takes practical steps to achieve full equality in practice for employees and customers from minority groups
• makes sure that minority groups are represented and involved in various workplace activities
• communicates a message for greater equality in the wider community

In practice this means this commitment is incorporated into how Dublin Bus:

• manages people
• recruits people
• trains and develops people
• develops various policies and procedures
• provides customer services, assistance and information
• engages with customer representative groups
• deals with customer comments and complaints
• engages with local communities and voluntary groups



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