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P&G Joins Stonewall to Launch Trans Equality Initiative

P&G is one of 13 leading organisations to join forces with LGBT charity Stonewall to support trans people in the workplace and beyond

P&G back new programme to encourage non-trans people to ‘come out for trans equality’

Innovative training will help staff improve understanding of issues facing the trans community

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1:50 pm BST

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"It is an honour and a privilege for me to be the executive sponsor of P&G’s dedicated LGBT+ and Ally employee network – GABLE – in Europe."

P&G [Procter & Gamble] joins a diverse range of organisations as launch partner for new programme to create better allies for trans people by Stonewall.

As one of 13 prominent launch partners from across sectors, P&G will be leading the way in delivering this innovative one-day programme in-house. In pledging their support, P&G is demonstrating their commitment to bringing positive change in workplaces and communities for all trans and non-binary people.

The trans allies programme will help non-trans people understand how they can tackle anti-trans discrimination and ‘come out’ in support of trans people everywhere as allies. They will receive a deeper understanding of the impact of transphobia, along with the tools and language to better include trans people at work and in their everyday lives. The final programme will be is open to any individual from any industry in any role who is committed to trans equality.

P&G’s pledge to improve trans inclusion comes at a time when trans and non-binary people face alarming levels of discrimination at work and in society.

Earlier this year Stonewall released research that showed half of trans people (51 per cent) have hidden their identity at work for fear of discrimination or abuse. Moreover, one in eight trans employees (12 per cent) have been physically attacked by colleagues or customers in the past year.

P&G’s Loïc Tassel, President P&G Europe commented: I can think of no better purpose than playing our part in creating a more inclusive world for all people – including the LGBT+ community.  Eight years ago, we added gender identity and expression to our non-discrimination policies, reinforcing fair treatment for everyone.  As we understand people can only reach their highest potential when they can work in an environment that values and respects who they are, it is our responsibility to recruit and activate cisgender Allies for transgender employees. Joining our partner, Stonewall, to bring to life the Trans Allies programme is thus an important step in our journey to build a truly inclusive workplace."

"It is an honour and a privilege for me to be the executive sponsor of P&G’s dedicated LGBT+ and Ally employee network – GABLE – in Europe.”


Sanjay Sood-Smith, Stonewall’s Director of Empowerment Programmes,
said: "We’re proud to have the support of P&G to help launch our trans allies programme. Their commitment to moving forward in their journey to get trans inclusion right is a sign that a positive future is possible."

"We know trans and non-binary people face abuse and discrimination in their day-to-day lives. Half of trans and non-binary people have hidden their identity at work for fear of discrimination. However, having leading organisations including P&G backing our trans allies programme shows there is strong support for trans people across different sectors. We are looking forward to building on this extremely positive to create more inclusive workplaces across Britain."

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Contact
If you would like more information, or have questions, please contact:

Carla Berry, P&G Northern Europe Communications  T:  07867 787350  |  E: berry.c.2@pg.com

P&G UK and Ireland Press Office  T: 01932 896090  |  E: pgpress.im@pg.com

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