Unified Metrics Library - Discrimination incidents

Helper question

How many incidents of discrimination in the workplace were reported, during the period?


Controversies related to diversity and equal opportunity are an important indicator of an entity’s commitment to sustainable corporate governance and employee matters.




Discriminatory practices can be direct or indirect. Direct discrimination arises when an explicit distinction, preference or exclusion is made on one or more grounds. The indicator aims to evaluate the entity’s efforts to tackle workplace discrimination. Tracking and monitoring the number of incidents related to discrimination is a reliable performance indicator on this basis.

Regulatory Definition

According to the (EU) 2022/1288 of 6 April 2022, the metric is defined as "Number of incidents of discrimination reported in investee companies expressed as a weighted average"



The type of discrimination can be varied such as racial discrimination, sex/gender discrimination, age discrimination, and disability discrimination. For example, a job advertisement for "men only" would constitute direct discrimination.