ABN AMRO Supports LGBT Colleagues

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ABN AMRO believes that everyone who works here should feel welcome and should be able to be themselves. After all, we can only develop and apply our talents to the full in a safe working environment where each individual feels respected and heard regardless of their ethnicity, gender, disability or sexual orientation. This is why ABN AMRO embraces diversity and will be showing it during Amsterdam Gay Pride.

ABN AMRO in Rainbow Colours

During Pride Amsterdam week, we'll be explicitly demonstrating our support for, and commitment to, our LGBT+ colleagues. Some of our offices in the centre of Amsterdam will reflect this in various ways using the colours of the rainbow flag, the symbol of the LGBT+ community. You can also have yourself and your partner photographed on one of our special 'love' benches. A similar facility is available in the foyer of the bank's head office at Gustav Mahlerlaan. Some of our LGBT+ co-workers have taken to social media (Instagram and Facebook) to share their experience of working at ABN AMRO.

We Stand for Diversity and Inclusion

We're strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive working environment, and have been for many years. Our Diversity & Inclusion programme is supported at all levels right across the bank. Its aim is to create a working environment that enables all of our LGBT+ colleagues to fully develop and apply their individual talents. Each business line has a Diversity Circle, a group of employees who regularly meet to discuss how to promote a diverse and inclusive atmosphere in their own business line. Diversity and inclusion are also taken into account when considering candidates for recruitment and promotion. The bank has a Gay Bankers Network, which holds regular get-togethers to share experiences and knowledge or simply to meet and chat informally. It also conducts surveys. Another survey will be held shortly to measure the progress ABN AMRO has made with regard to LGBT+ inclusivity.

National and Global

ABN AMRO is an international organisation with offices and branches in the Netherlands and 17 other countries. We are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in all the countries where we are active. In June, for example, ABN AMRO signed the UN Standards of Conduct to tackle LGBT+ discrimination in the workplace. The bank also recently joined with other international businesses and Amnesty International to call for a more diverse and inclusive labour market in Hong Kong.

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