Equality Bodies

Diversity in the Workplace – the MIA Award of the Danish Institute for Human Rights

An award for companies acknowledging their diversity work

MIA is the Danish acronym for ‘Diversity in the Workplace’. Since 2004, the MIA Award celebrates private and public companies which actively promote diversity and equal opportunities regardless of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.

The MIA Award is given to both public and private, small, medium sized and large companies. It is a recognition and publicity for their diversity work. Recent winners of the Award include: McDonald’s Denmark (2009), The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) (2007), IBM Denmark (2006). The Award is supported by the European Union and the Ministry of Employment in Denmark.

This year, the MIA Award 2010 ceremony will be held on Thursday 25th March in the Experimentarium, a science exhibition center in Copenhagen.

This year’s nominees in the category Small and Medium Sized companies:
Jobcentre Odense, Eastern – Ethnic Jobteam
Fotex – Storcenter Nord

In the category of large public companies:
Statens Serum Institut

In the category of large private companies:
Microsoft Denmark
ISS Facility Services A / S

For more information

on the MIA Award, visit

Danish Institute for Human Rights website

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