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Safe Workspace for the LGBTI+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality, and gender diverse) Community.

By Shell South Africa on May 31, 2020

In 2015, Shell Downstream South Africa launched The Shell South Africa LGBTI+ Network. This is a volunteer organisation that provides support to LGBTI+ employees and associates, with a mission to champion an inclusive work environment where all people of the LGBTI+ community are celebrated and afforded equal opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

By creating safe spaces for the LGBTI+ community, we are providing a supportive workspace which is mutually beneficial, as an inclusive workplace allows people to give of their best, be productive and contribute fully to the prosperity of an organisation.

Shell South Africa believes that raising awareness and providing an understanding of LGBTI+ issues contributes to creating a culture of embracing diversity and inclusion. It is through re-enforcing our value of respect for people that equal opportunities for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, will be achieved.

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A diagram showing the timeline depicting Shell South Africa LGBTI+ Network Milestones.
The timeline depicting Shell South Africa LGBTI+ Network Milestones • 2015 Shell South Africa launches LGBTI+ Network. • 2016 Launch of the Plus Network. • 2018 Shell South Africa LGBTI+ Network reaches gold status in the South African Workplace equality index. • Shell South Africa LGBTI+ Network Chairperson, Linda Mayekiso, is recognised as one of the top 5 most Influential LGBTI+ people in Africa. • 2019 Shell South Africa wins Feather Award for the Best LGBTI+ Initiative in the Private Sector.