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.