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Pride month provides a further time for unity

Pride month provides a further time for unity

Running throughout June every year, people across the world are celebrating Pride Month - a time not only for the LGBT community to come together to celebrate, but for all people to recognise the importance of understanding diversity.

Progressive companies like Diageo, UNHCR, and AECOM actively support diverse employees and their commitment to inclusion.

A key part of diversity and inclusion strategies is to ensure an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) employees. With positive steps, companies can reflect a modern world within their workforce and play an important role in raising awareness of LGBT issues more widely.

Diageo holds its leaders accountable for inclusion

Ivan Menezes, CEO at Diageo says “We want every one of employees to feel part of a great place to work irrespective of the background, gender or style and we are delighted that 88% of our people tell us that that is exactly how they feel. We hold our leaders accountable for inclusion and encourage them to share the benefits of a diverse team with all their people managers right across the business taking it to the heart of what we do.”

UNHCR values diversity

The UNHCR highly values its diverse workforce and rejects discrimination. Applications at the UNHCR are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, s*xual orientation and gender identity.

Pride in Engineering at AECOM

Joining other leading firms from the engineering & construction industry, AECOM will be showing its solidarity in challenging stereotypes associated within the industry, when it marches together this London Pride under the banner #BuildingEquality with networking group InterEngineering. AECOM is continuing to go from strength to strength with its diversity and inclusion initiatives and embraces the diversity of every employee through an inclusive and accountable culture.

Supporting Pride Month

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots that occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held across the world during this month to recognise the impact LGBT people have had in the world. Learn more about Stonewall and how you can get involved. #ByYourSide

 

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