WeAreOpen’s mission is to show millions of people that openness is a value for organizations. We help businesses and employees experience, learn and demonstrate the benefits of inclusion.
Trust might be the keyword of 2020. The role of companies, and their leaders, is changing. Edelman’s Global Trust Barometer found that 76% of people say that CEOs should take the lead on important social issues such as equal pay, prejudice and discrimination. Expectations towards companies are growing and they are determined to earn the communities’ trust.
Being an open workplace is not only the right thing to do but it also makes business sense. Diverse and inclusive organizations perform better and their employees are happier. They attract and retain talent better, and are more creative and innovative. WeAreOpen not only aims to show to millions that openness is a value for organizations but also supports companies to reach their goals to become more diverse and inclusive.
To date, more than 1,000 companies and organizations have joined WeAreOpen in Hungary to express their commitment to the manifesto below:
Being open is a good thing. As open companies, we regard it as a fundamental corporate value that our employees and our partners are judged solely on the basis of their actions and their work performance, and without regard for their sex, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic background, political convictions, physical abilities, or other characteristics.
Prezi, espell, and Google founded WeAreOpen with the idea of openness as a value for organizations:
“Our openness – to new ideas, innovative solutions, to one another and to the world – is one of the keys to our success. We know that there are lots of you out there who share our values. Nyitottakvagyunk.hu (WeAreOpen) has been created for those companies, organisations and communities that would like to join us in a commitment to openness and to inspire others to do the same. We founded the WeAreOpen initiative in the summer of 2013 because we are convinced that being open, judging everyone solely on the basis of their achievements and actions, is not only the right thing to do, but experience indicates that it makes business sense and makes people happier at their workplace. We know that many people in Hungary share our values, and we believe that it’s important to make this public. The WeAreOpen initiative, along with its webpage nyitottakvagyunk.hu, has been created for companies, organizations and communities that would like to join us in expressing a commitment to openness and inspire others to do the same. All companies, organizations and communities who agree with the goals of the “WeAreOpen” initiative and want to make that publicly known are welcome to join the WeAreOpen initiative.”
Since then, WeAreOpen has grown from a volunteer project to an emerging nonprofit social enterprise that works with its 1,000+ member companies and organizations, with local and international business leaders and experts to showcase the benefits of inclusion.
Work for openness, step by step
Join the OPEN Community
Stand up for openness and inspire others to do the same. Show your organization’s logo alongside other companies and organizations that value diversity and inclusion.
Show millions it is worth to be open
WeAreOpen’s unique OPEN Campaign Model creates campaigns where hundreds of organizations and business leaders speak up together to promote diversity and inclusion.
Support our mission
We offer Supporting Membership for companies that want to play an active role in improving openness, help WeAreOpen’s mission, and participate in our event series.
Sponsor a campaign or an event
Our mission is to show millions of people that openness is a value for organizations. We offer specially designed opportunities for supporting WeAreOpen’s efforts.
Improve openness in your workplace
Curated content, employee surveys, consulting followed by an actionable plan or an international conference with business leaders and experts, we offer various services to help you achieve your diversity goals.