First set up in the US in 1996 as a supportive space for LGBT colleagues to find confidence in being themselves at work, the network’s code of conduct is centred around providing equal opportunity for all staff wherever they work regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
As a company, Shell SA cares about the diversity of its people because it believe that a fully inclusive workplace allows its employees to flourish. “And when our employees excel, we excel.”
Mark Emdin, Organisation Effectiveness Manager, Global Functions said the network, as quoted on Shell.co.za, should serve as a beacon for staff in countries where it’s not easy to be LGBTIQ+, and that they can be their true selves at Shell.”
Surprising facts on Shell’s LGBT milestones
- Shell was ranked 3rd most LGBT-inclusive employer in the world by the Workplace Pride Foundation.
- Shell scored 95% in the HRC Corporate Equality Index, which rates American workplaces on LGBT equality.
- Shell LGBT Network in South Africa won the award for best LGBTIQ intitiative in the private sector at the 2019 The Feather Awards SA.
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