May 02, 2022
Supporting LGBTQI Community with Pride
Through a kaleidoscope of color and special events, our Australian locations made their commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBT+) inclusion and diversity visible throughout 2021.
Key activities included:
- Around 100 of our employees marched in the Perth Pride Parade. Alcoa has participated in the parade since 2014, the first resources company to do so.
- During Alcoa Global Pride Week in June, rainbow crosswalks at the Pinjarra location, rainbow trees at our Booragoon offices and rainbow stairs at our Wagerup operations made a colorful statement of support. Our Kwinana location hosted awareness lunch-and-learns during the week.
- At the June meeting of our Australian chapter of Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Equality (EAGLE) inclusion group, an employee shared her personal journey as a woman with a transgender experience to more than 150 colleagues across Australia and Brazil.
- Purple reigned in August when our employees dressed in the bright color on Wear It Purple Day to support young people identifying as LGBT+.
In 2021, Alcoa was named a Bronze Tier Employer and leading resources company under the Australian Workplace Equality Index program, the national benchmark for LGBT+ workplace inclusion. We have participated in the program since 2014.