Some of our people share their personal stories and experiences.
At Deloitte, we want everyone to feel that they can be themselves and thrive at work. For our LGBT+ colleagues it means knowing that they will be seen and heard as their true authentic selves—valued, and appreciated for all that they are and what they contribute to Deloitte’s Purpose to make an impact that matters.
Deloitte’s Shared Values are at the heart of everything we do. Living these values, which include ‘take care of each other’ and ‘foster inclusion’, is essential in enabling everyone at Deloitte to feel they can be themselves at work, without fear of discrimination or prejudice.
We want our LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans and more) professionals to feel confident in being who they are and empowered to thrive within Deloitte and within the societies Deloitte serves.
This is why Deloitte is proud to be a signatory of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business in Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI people (the LGBTI Standards). Many of our actions to further LGBT+ inclusion are aligned with core areas of the UN standards, including respecting human rights, eliminating discrimination and providing support. This includes a focus on allyship, reverse mentoring and helping our people to ‘walk in the shoes’ of members of our LGBT+ community. What’s more, our Global Principles of Business Conduct (Global Code) and relevant policies (including on discrimination and harassment) ensure that our global inclusion and anti-discrimination policies apply to all our people, across all Deloitte firms.
We also believe the power of ‘allyship’ is a critical element of LGBT+ diversity, whereby our people support the rights and wellbeing of their LGBT+ colleagues. Allyship isn’t just passive support, but part of our everyday actions - visibly and vocally supporting LGBT+ people inside and outside of Deloitte.
To coincide with International Day of Transgender Visibility on March 31, 2021, Deloitte shared transgender inclusion guidance globally to enable Deloitte offices to provide their transgender colleagues the workplace support and environment they need.
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