Miguel Castro

Position: Global Lead for Culture and Identity

Company: SAP


Title: Why SAP is an Early Supporter of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business

On September 26, 2017, the UN announced SAP as one of the first supporters of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI People. SAP considers that supporting these standards is important for two main reasons: On one hand, it shows alignment with the actions suggested by the UN that companies can take to protect the rights of LGBT individuals. On the other, it acknowledges that there is always more that can be done in this space: these standards provide guidance for the next set of projects. Join this session to learn how SAP protects and includes their LGBT colleagues, how it acts in the public sphere in places like Kenya, the Philippines, the Czech Republic and Colombia, and how the SAP products help ensure bias-free work environments.


Miguel Castro is the Lead for Culture and Identity in the SAP Global Diversity and Inclusion Office at SAP. He has overall responsibility for all topics related to the LGBT community, as well as issues concerning culture and ethnicity. He is also the key contact for SAP’s 80+ Employee Network Groups. Besides being in different advisory boards and committees of organizations like PROUTATWORK in Germany, Workplace Pride in the Netherlands and OUTstanding in the UK, he is also the co-founder and president of REDI, the LGBT Business Professional Network in Spain.