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Equal opportunities. 

Equal opportunity in the workplace is more than a legal requirement – it’s also one of the most important metrics for success. Not only does employees’ wellbeing depend on equal treatment, but it is also an increasingly important part of ESG reporting. Yet for employees to be protected, they need more than just an understanding of equal treatment: they need an equal opportunities culture that is part of the air they breathe. At Sponge, we understand the barriers to making this happen – so we have created a range of learning solutions specifically designed to help your company meet this challenge and build better behaviours.

Encourage equality in your organisation.

Authoritative content.

Created by leading authorities in employment law alongside Sponge's learning science experts, our programme is designed to drive behavioural change – not just impart academic knowledge.

Customised to your needs.

Build a tailored programme through our Mix & Match modules and target specific knowledge gaps - or go fully bespoke.

Easy, fast deployment.

Seamless deployment through your existing LMS, or delivered with Sponge’s dedicated LMS solution.

Learning in your language.

With ready-made options in English, German and French, and the capability to serve a wide range of other languages.

What our ready-made
programme offers.

Every organisation has different learning requirements and gaps in understanding that need to be filled. With our special Mix & Match system, your learning manager can work with our experts to identify the training modules employees need and the lesson type that suits them best – from text and images to video, animations and simulations.

The Equal Opportunities learning programme is designed to teach employees the key aspects of equal treatment in the workplace as per the EU directive. Trainees accompany two protagonists from a law firm in their everyday work, getting to know the regulations and receiving practical tips. Modules include: 

  • Welcome. 
  • Basics of equal treatment. 
  • Characteristics of discrimination. 
  • Forms of disadvantage. 
  • Mobbing. 
  • Sexual harassment in the professional environment. 
  • Recruitment. 
  • Responsibility of the manager. 
  • Assessment.

Our learning programme has been created in consultation with Nicole Deparade and Eric Mayer from GSK Stockmann, one of the leading compliance law firms in Germany. Nicole Deparade's main activities are in individual employment law, collective employment law, HR compliance and employee data protection. Eric Mayer was nominated as Top Compliance Attorney at GSK and focuses on corporate compliance, corporate governance and M&A. Further information can be found at

We have implemented training programs on equal opportunities and equal treatment for companies such as Dräger, Telefonica, IKB, Belenus, Giesecke & Devrient and Gerolsteiner.

Looking to create something special?

Sponge is industry-famous for cutting edge bespoke solutions. Clients come to us to set new standards for what an online compliance learning experience can be. When the topic is dry, the experience is everything.

tailored solutions.

Our range of services responds to your specific learning needs – whatever form they take.


Curious about how employees are learning? Want to know what gaps need filling? Our consultants can offer expert help.


Our award-winning bespoke solutions can make compliance a stimulating learning experience – not just a practical necessity.

Mix & Match Solutions.

Create a flexible, distinctive programme for your employees by picking and choosing from a range of different modules.

Find your solution

Find your ideal Equal Opportunities learning solution.

Equal Opportunities from ready-to-go,
to cutting edge and bespoke.

With Sponge you can choose from a range of bespoke, tailorable, or off-the-shelf solutions, and full deployment on an LMS if you need it.

Start with core content, and customise it to meet your specifications.

  • Mix and match content modules.
  • Customise to your brand style.
  • Select sector-specific content. 
  • Translate into many languages.

Explore our tailorable digital compliance training.

Some bespoke learning methods we work with:

  • Role-play through game-based learning.
  • Augmented reality.
  • Blended learning.
  • Video.
  • Micro-learning.
  • Competitive learning.
  • Simulations.
  • Quiz-based learning.

Explore Bespoke Digital Learning with Sponge

Enhance your learning.

Sponge also provides optional content delivery and reporting systems to help you take control of your company’s learning.

Sponge LMS.

Our user-friendly Learning Management System makes it straightforward to manage compliance training and track learners’ progress.

Sponge Analytics.

Sponge Analytics is a premium analytics tool that measures the success of a learning programme against objectives chosen by you. With a quick-look dashboard customisable to your chosen metrics, you can review granular results in just a few seconds.


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Capital market compliance.

Get ahead on legal training obligations, insider trading, market manipulation, and more.
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Competition and antitrust.

Partnership – or cartel? Your employees need to know their responsibilities under competition law.
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Compliance fundamentals.

Clarify the importance of compliance in your organisation and activate your guidelines.
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Data protection & GDPR.

Secure the trust of customers, partners, and employees through clarity of data privacy.
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Equal opportunities.

Experience lifelike, practical training on the fair treatment of employees in the workplace. 
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Export control.

Get clarity around export laws and regulations, preventing violations and penalties.
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Fair supply chains.

Learn to pinpoint breaches of ethics and law in supply chain working conditions.
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Health and safety.

Health and safety requirements affect every organisation and never stop evolving. Find out how to inform your people.
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Information security.

Handle passwords, devices and documents, and spot risk to protect sensitive information.
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Prevention of money laundering.

Develop awareness of hazards and transform working habits to protect your organisation.
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Develop an unshakeable culture of listening, speaking up, and taking action on wrongdoing.
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