This is why we joined forces with Workplace Pride and Alliander to draw up the very first SDG LGBTI Manifesto, which has now been signed by various companies. With this manifesto, companies underline the importance of LGBTI inclusion in the workplace. We ask organizations to stand strong together for inclusion and diversity and to include LGBTI in the organization’s SDG approach.
This white or ‘Rainbow’ paper was created to provide organizations guidance on how to determine their maturity on LGBTI inclusion, how this is linked with the SDGs, and to provide them with an overview on possible next steps and goals. How and to what degree can LGBTI inclusion be integrated in their management approach? How do you get insight into where you stand and how you can improve and take your efforts further? In this light, we have developed a maturity model, for which the SDG Compass (developed by GRI), the UN Global Compact, and the WBSCD form the basis.