Vodafone has been recognized as a global leader when it comes to creating a work environment inclusive of LGBT+ people by Stonewall, the British LGBT+ rights organization.
Vodafone New Zealand has recently established an LGBT+ employee network called Vodafone NZ Rainbow Whānau. The network serves a dual purpose – connecting the LGBT+ community and furthering the company’s efforts to create a safe environment for LGBT+ employees.
Rainbow Whānau will help develop training for staff who work with LGBT+ customers, and update internal systems to include non-binary gender options.
“As a large employer we believe we have a responsibility to take a lead on issues that are important to our staff and also to our customers,” Antony Welton, HR director of Vodafone New Zealand, told HRD New Zealand.
Read from Human Resources Director New Zealand magazine