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26/07/2022 12:30:00

Central Bank of Malta signs the European System of Central Banks and Single Supervisory Mechanism Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter

In line with its continuous effort to promote and uphold its commitment to foster an inclusive and equal workplace, the Central Bank of Malta, together with the European Central Bank and another 25 National Central Banks and Competent Authorities, has officially signed the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Charter.

This non-legally binding Charter brings together a number of National Central Banks and National Competent Authorities in the ESCB and SSM which have voluntarily committed themselves to a set of shared principles and common goals. Through this Charter, signatories pledge to make equality, diversity, and inclusion a priority and commit to a number of targets which aim to embrace and encourage all three pillars in practice.

The Charter is aspirational and by uniting the individual efforts of all organisations, the aim is to have a powerful impact both within specific workplaces and on a broader system-wide level.

Consistent with the Bank's EDI Policy and Corporate Strategic Plan, the signing of this Charter is one of several measures that the Bank is taking to ensure the safeguarding of all employees. In this regard, the Bank aims to foster an inclusive, non-discriminatory organizational culture that embraces diversity of thought and celebrates each employee's distinct and unique selves. Governor Scicluna held that he is "happy to be celebrating diversity which can truly foster an inclusive and equal working environment."

Central Bank of Malta signs the European System of Central Banks and Single Supervisory Mechanism Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter
CBM Governor Professor Edward Scicluna signing the ESCB & SSM EDI Charter
Second row from left: CBM Deputy Governor Oliver Bonello, CBM Deputy Governor Alexander Demarco
and CBM Chief Officer Human Resources Mr Paul Farrugia

Photo: Melvin Bugeja

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