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Our mission is to foster an inclusive environment to allow all our people to bring their best self to work. At UGL, everyone should feel safe, included and empowered. We recognise the value of an inclusive workplace through our diversity vision - everyone matters, always.
UGL Pride is our employee network for our LGBTIQA+ community and their allies which will advocate and facilitate a culture of inclusion and respect – regardless of sexuality, gender and expression. We want all our people to create a safe and inclusive workplace free from bias, bullying and discrimination.
It is important to the Pride network that everyone feels safe and comfortable to be themselves. To achieve this, we will create awareness through support of these objectives:
- Establish a support network for LGBTIQA+ employees to communicate, feel supported and safe
- Create an inclusive culture where all employees can get involved and play a part
- Create awareness within the workplace and challenge bias, stereotypes and intolerance
- Support external community initiatives to build awareness and promote UGL as an inclusive workplace.
Join the network
All employees are welcome to join the UGL Pride network. The network is diverse and includes members of the LGBTIQ+ community and their allies. Join today!
What is an ally?
An ally is a term used to describe someone who is supportive of LGBTIQA+ people, including non-LGBTIQA+ people. The term encompasses non-LGBT allies as well as those within the LGBT community who support each other. At UGL we are inclusive of everyone and want our employees to support each other.
For a lot of people, learning that someone they know and care about is LGBTIQA+ can open a range of emotions. It may be hard to know how to react, leaving you with questions about what to say, how to talk about being LGBTIQA+ and wanting to know what you can do to be supportive.
When a close friend or family member, or even a colleague, tells you that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, either directly or indirectly, that person is also telling you that you are someone who matters, and that they want to be honest and genuine with you.
Allies have a unique role to play in our workplaces and in society as a whole. It is rare these days to find a person who does not have a family member, friend, neighbour or work colleague who is a part of the LGBTIQA+ community.
When you join:
- You will be the first to hear about our upcoming social events
- Connect with colleagues and show your support
Contact the Pride network
In–person: Talk to one of the committee members or onsite allies
Call: Give a committee member or onsite allies a call
To find out who your local allies are, chat to your site P&C or HSE representative.
- Employee Assistance Program - ask your manager about our extensive EAP program available to you and your immediate family
- Understanding LGBTIQA+ terminology
- LGBTIQ+ diversity days