Supporting LGBT+ employees in Italy

Supporting LGBT+ employees in Italy

Vodafone Italy is committed to creating an equal and inclusive workplace for its LGBT+ employees. Its policies and practices provide the foundation for this, with equal partner benefits for employees in same-sex relationships and zero-tolerance policies on discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

To bring these policies to life, Vodafone Italy collaborates with the non-profit organisation Parks Diversity to set up training activities on inclusion for employees. This includes a one-day training session for managers focused on building an inclusive workplace culture and introducing participants to a range of LGBT+ related toolkits.

To make sure that LGBT+ employees feel supported to be themselves at work, Vodafone Italy runs an LGBT+ Friends network. A senior executive LGBT+ sponsor, our Commercial Director, provides leadership support and sponsorship for the network’s in-country activities.

Vodafone Italy also works to support LGBT+ equality beyond the workplace. In 2017, the company was an official sponsor of the Milan and Rome Pride events, and on Valentine’s Day ran a TV advert featuring a same-sex kiss.