BSP has introduced a “Cultural Celebration Day”, which allows its members to take one contractual additional extraordinary day off per year to observe/celebrate a cultural event that holds personal significance for them.
A “cultural event” shall be interpreted broadly to cover any event/occasion with links to the relevant BSP Member’s ethnicity, religion, nationality, mother country, customs, or any art, sport or tradition that represents such person’s way of life. “At BSP, we believe that flexibility and openness in the workplace is important, and implementing a Cultural Celebration Day is part of our broader quest to genuinely embrace diversity and inclusion,” said Managing Partner Alain Steichen. “We hope that this new policy will encourage all of our members to share and learn from each other’s cultures so that we can gain a deeper understanding of our colleagues and the world around us.”
The initiative was launched in the context of an ongoing exercise at BSP to find, support and implement projects that can concretely value diversity and inclusion. More widely, in the last 4 years, BSP has been concentrating on setting objectives and developing proposals around its CSR policy which was introduced back in 2021 and which is based on three fundamental pillars: diversity and inclusion, environmental sustainability and community responsibility.
Other initiatives introduced in the context of BSP’s CSR policy include the establishment of a Matching Gift Programme, where the firm provides matching funds to the charitable organisations which members of the BSP team personally support in order to encourage and support generosity and community involvement.
BSP is also a signatory of both the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg and the “Zero-Single-Use Plastic” Manifesto launched by IMS Luxembourg Inspiring More Sustainability with the goal to eliminate single-use plastics from the company by the end of 2020, an objective which was successfully achieved. For any further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg‘s new global campaign, “𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘀” is a campaign that aims to provide a powerful platform for businesses to come together, drive growth, and make a real difference in the market. As part of this campaign, we will spotlight our members who have also answered three short questions for us! We asked Craig Blair | Country Head | Franklin Templeton
Festival Events Asbl has announced the launch of its British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg 2023 (Autumn edition), which will take place from 13 to 28 September in the Cinémathèque and Ciné Utopia. The festival provides a unique opportunity for viewers to experience various new films from the UK and Ireland before their release in Luxembourg, and vote in the Audience Award. The organiser will screen 12 feature-length films from a cross-section of genres, mainly representing independent cinema. The organiser will also screen five short films, host a seminar, and launch a Young Filmmaker Competition.
The objectives of the British Chamber of Commerce for Luxembourg are to follow and influence developments in the economic and business world in Luxembourg affecting members’ interests, and so contribute to making Luxembourg an attractive place to do business. The Tax and Legal groups of the BCC address key issues in their sectors to corporate and individual members through a number of events, and seek to raise awareness and influence decision makers as to the issues of concern to the BCC membership.