Statement in Support of Diversity, Respect and Inclusion for LGBT+ People in the Workplace in Brazil

Sep 05, 2018

Executive Summary: 32 corporations and non-governmental organizations that jointly employ more than 100,000 people in Brazil come together and sign a Statement in Support of Diversity, Respect and Inclusion for LGBT+ People in the Workplace in Brazil reaffirming their belief in and commitment towards diversity and inclusion in the workplace for all people in Brazil, including LGBT+ people.

The Statement urges Brazil’s 2018 presidential candidates to recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace because it’s the right thing to do, it’s good for business and it’s good for Brazil.

The Statement is as follows:

In light of the upcoming 2018 election, the values we stand for may be at stake, and seen by the entire world, including companies considering whether to invest and do business here. In this respect, we believe it necessary that the presidential candidates shall consider the importance of the values of diversity, respect and inclusion for our companies, our employees and our country.

The following organizations have indicated their support for the statement:

Business Sector
Accenture
Braskem
Cigna
Citi
The Dow Chemical Company
GE
GOL
Google
IBM
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
J.P. Morgan
J Walter Thompson
Kimberly-Clark
LinkedIn
Machado Meyer
Mattos Filho
Microsoft
Natura
Nike
Oracle
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Salesforce
Sodexo
Tozzini Freire
Uber

Non-Governmental Organizations
Aliança Nacional LGBTI
Grupo Dignidade
Human Rights Watch
Open for Business
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
OUTstanding
The Council for Global Equality

 

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