Deutsche Bank recognised as a Gold Employer for LGBTQ inclusion
Deutsche Bank is delighted to be recognised as a Gold Employer for the third time running in this year’s Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI). This year’s score has qualified Deutsche Bank Australia for Platinum Employer status based on the rigorous assessment of evidence submitted annually for the AWEI.
The AWEI is the only national benchmark solely dedicated to LGBTQI inclusion in Australia, driving best practice and setting a comparative benchmark for employers across all sectors.
Gold Employer recognition highlights the material work and progress undertaken by the bank during the assessment period. This is particularly pleasing, given the significant disruption caused by the pandemic.
Reflecting on the outstanding result, Deutsche Bank Australia’s CEO and dbPride Executive Sponsor Glenn Morgan said: “Each year, the AWEI index gives us an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved, while also considering how we are going to take our efforts in support of the LGBTQI community to the next level. I am incredibly proud that we have once again obtained Gold status, placing us in the top 10 per cent of employers nationally and recognising the outstanding work of our local dbPride team.”
¨Our dbPride Committee and its network do a fantastic job in driving the diversity and inclusion agenda. It is important to recognise and celebrate our efforts but we know that the work does not stop here. There is much more we can do to achieve a supportive, fair and inclusive workplace and we look forward to building upon our progress in this area. Our sincere thanks to the Pride in Diversity team for helping us make Deutsche Bank a better place to work for all of our local employees,” added Morgan.
dbPride is Deutsche Bank’s global LGBTQI employee network and offers a supportive network for the LGBTQI community and allies within the bank. Its mission is to promote a diverse and inclusive work environment where employees can bring their whole self to work.
In Australia, dbPride regularly runs LGBTQ education and awareness sessions and ally training sessions, as well as a range of events for members and employees. The bank is active in the LGBTQI community, supporting international awareness days and fundraising. Deutsche Bank is also a member of Pride in Diversity. Go to db.com/diversity for more information.