Sarah Warby: Proud to be at Pride 2015
At Sainsbury’s our diversity and equality vision is to be the most inclusive retailer where people love to work and shop. As Operating Board Sponsor for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), I work with our LGBT Network to create an environment of equal opportunities in which we can all be the best we can be, confident that diverse views are listened to.
Sainsbury’s LGBT Network meets regularly and works hard to drive awareness and change across our business. For example, the LGBT Network was instrumental in pushing through nine amendments to our HR policies so all our colleagues can enjoy equal opportunities in the workplace. The LGBT Network is also an excellent sounding board for any decisions that might affect our LGBT colleagues and its members are vocal on our internal social network Yammer.
To me and all of us at Sainsbury’s, this is crucial to anticipating and exceeding the needs of all our customers, and reflecting all the communities we serve.
Sainsbury’s colleagues will be attending three big pride events
I’m very excited to announce that this year, Sainsbury’s is helping our colleagues celebrate Pride events across the UK:
London Pride, 27 June 2015
Brighton Pride, 1 August 2015
Manchester Pride, 29 August 2015
Support for other pride events
Many Sainsbury’s colleagues are passionate about local Pride events, so we’re encouraging and supporting colleagues to be part of various other Prides across the UK. It’s great to hear about colleagues getting excited and busily planning our involvement in these community events.
* Sainsbury’s LGBT Network
Diversity and equality are important to us and we believe that our LGBT colleagues should experience full equality in the workplace. That is why our LGBT Network is made up of a wide range of colleagues who either identify as LGBT or would just like to support the cause – even if they themselves don’t identify as LGBT.