Just like the broader Australian community, a large proportion of our workforce identifies as being part of the LGBTI+ community, both as LGBTI+ individuals and as allies, friends and family. Together we want to make sure our workplace is one in which everyone feels genuinely included, supported and safe.
In 2018 AGL was awarded Gold Employer status under the Australian Workplace Equality Index for the second year in a row. Our support of the LGBTI community is unequivocal, embedded in our DNA, and a key aspect of our core company values.
One of the ways we do this is by embracing the LGBTI+ festival season, with our people celebrating the diversity of the LGBTI+ community right across Australia. The LGBTI+ festivals bring together an array of art, theatre and music, and championing LGBTI+ cultures with a splash of vibrant colour.
Why does this matter to an energy company?
We are an essential service provider, a large ASX-listed employer, and a visible member of the communities in which we operate.
We believe we can and do play an important role in fostering inclusive workplaces and inclusive communities – and this is just one of the ways we do this.
We are part of the community too
We’re committed to ensuring our people feel included, supported and safe to be their authentic selves, both at work and within our broader community.
How do we show our support?
AGL is a proud sponsor of many iconic LGBTI cultural events, where people come together with pride about who they are and what they represent.
- This year we proudly participated in Melbourne’s iconic Midsumma Festival for the fourth year running. Midsumma has become an iconic instalment on the Melbourne events calendar, offering the unique opportunity for people to come together to celebrate pride, creating an intersection between generations, people, ideas, stories and experiences.
- In Sydney, we have been supporting the Queer Screen’s 26th annual Mardi Gras Film Festival since 2016. The festival showcases an exciting array of diverse films that reflect LGBTI+ cultures and experience.
- We’ve been proud sponsors of the Broken Heel Festival for the past few years, and last December, we enjoyed the fun and frivolity of the Adelaide Feast Festival for the second year in a row.
- We also support the Pride Cup in Gippsland with the Gippsland Football Club, this year even sponsoring the Pride Tennis Cup in partnership with the Traralgon Tennis Club.