Steelcase has signed the Romanian Diversity Charter

"Steelcase is honored to sign the Romanian Diversity Charter in the same year that we are celebrating 10 years of being present in the Romanian market. This initiative complements the work already being done to strengthen our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within our company. Steelcase has exemplified a commitment to diversity through its core values and now, having specific objectives related to DEI allow the company’s leadership and employees across the globe to act with unity" -Mihaela Oltean, Managing Director Steelcase. 

Steelcase is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion having some clear goals by 2025:

  • Build diverse teams that reflect our communities, through redesigning hiring and talent systems for more robust diversity outcomes
  • Ensure equitable development opportunities, through advancing minority talent and by inclusive leadership hiring and advancement
  • Create a culture of inclusion, through Improving perception of inclusion and designing learning experiences

Steelcase has been present in the Romanian market since 2011 in Cluj-Napoca and we are glad to join the Romanian Diversity Charter coincident with our 10 year anniversary. Adhering to the Charter’ principles involves that Steelcase takes a public commitment on developing an organizational culture based on respect for diverse talent, offer equal development opportunities, ensure fair and equal recruitment for all. Steelcase has appointed people in all regions dedicated to DEI which includes DEI champions, DEI captains and a lot of colleagues that are willing to support diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization.

We truly believe that having a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture will have a positive influence on our community, and offers a value proposition to employees and partners that should enhance our competitive position.

Steelcase is the world’s leading manufacturer of office environments. Inspired by over 109 years of insight gained serving the world’s leading organizations, we design for a wide variety of customer needs through a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture, technology and services. Our strategy is to grow by leveraging our deep understanding of the patterns of work, workers and workspaces to offer solutions for new ways of working, new customer markets and new geographies.

We are recognized as a responsible company that creates social, economic and environmentally sustainable value. Founded in 1912, Steelcase became publicly-traded in 1998. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, Steelcase is a global company with approximately 11,000 employees and fiscal year 2021 revenue of approximately $2.6 billion.

In Romania, Steelcase has a global business center in Cluj-Napoca that has grown since its opening in 2011, having currently more than 330 talented people.

The Romanian Diversity Charter (Carta Diversitatii din Romania) brings together 152 signatories, covering cca. 195,000 employees from companies, public institutions and NGOs, who have publicly assumed the principles of the Charter, so that diversity, equal opportunities and social inclusion become values acknowledged and respected in Romania. Signing the Charter represents a valuable starting point for organisations wishing to embark on their diversity journey and also provides a framework for companies to develop existing policies. Under the auspices of the Charter, several initiatives have taken place (experience exchanges, workshops, debates, publications) where different practices and organizational policies of diversity management were presented and disseminated.