We are proud to have been awarded The Rainbow Tick, a programme which encourages continual quality improvement, and is designed to help an organisation ensure it is a safe and welcoming workplace for employees of diverse gender identity and sexual orientation. It demonstrates that a business is an inclusive organisation for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui and intersex.
Upon identifying areas in which we could improve on, we embarked on a six-month process. Focus groups were created, including both self-selected employees who identified as part of The Rainbow community, together with a group from the general population and from a range of departments, from both Auckland and Wellington offices taking part in this process.
Achieving the Rainbow Tick certification sends a fantastic message to our staff and clients that we embrace, and put importance on diversity and inclusiveness within the work place. However, since embarking on this process it has become clear we still have a way to go on our journey.
We are committed to building upon this achievement and continuing to work on making our environment a welcoming place for all of our employees to feel comfortable enough bringing their authentic selves to work.