Driven by ICC Sydney’s internal LGBTQIA+ diversity focus group, The Same Same Collective, and underpinned by its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, this accreditation highlights ICC Sydney’s approach to creating an inclusive workplace.
“From day one, we set out to ensure ICC Sydney was a place of total respect, courtesy and inclusion for every visitor through our doors, and it is gratifying to have this formally recognised through Pride in Diversity’s Australian Workplace Equality Index,” said ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy.
“As the first convention centre to achieve this benchmark, ICC Sydney demonstrates a strong commitment to continuing to meet national standards with regards to workplace diversity, equity and inclusion.”
ICC Sydney director of human resources Luke Fleming said the submission into the Pride in Diversity program was a rigorous process for the team.
“The Same Same Collective’s work on the submission was comprehensive and included reviewing our human resources policies and diversity practices,” he said.
“The team engaged our active LGBTQIA+ employee network and was diligent in elevating all forms of LGBTQIA+ inclusion.
“This included increasing visibility and support for transgender and gender diverse team members, creating awareness and education opportunities focused both internally and externally to support our clients in delivering events.”