ICC Sydney’s inclusive workplace recognised by Pride in Diversity index

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International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has achieved Silver Tier status in Pride in Diversity’s Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) thanks to the venue’s internal LGBTQIA+ employee resource for diversity group, The Same Same Collective.

The milestone was announced at the Australian LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Awards held at the venue at the end of May.

ICC Sydney CEO Donaghy said the accolade was welcome recognition of the team’s expanded commitment to creating an inclusive environment for its workforce, clients and visitors.

“From the outset, we have strived to ensure ICC Sydney is a place where every team member and visitor to arrive through our doors is respected, treated with courtesy and warmly welcomed,” he said.

“ICC Sydney achieving the Silver Tier benchmark is a first for Australian conventions centres and reaffirms our team’s dedication to continuing to meet the highest 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 application was comprehensive and included engaging our active LGBTQIA+ employee network to identify strategies to further raise the bar for LGBTQIA+ inclusion,” he said.

“From increasing visibility and support for transgender and gender diverse team members, to creating awareness and education opportunities focused both internally and externally to support our clients in delivering events – our team thoroughly audited our practices to remove any barriers to diversity and inclusion.”