Submitted by Ørsted
Originally published in the Ørsted newsroom 5/19/2021
As an official partner, Ørsted wants to promote inclusion and diversity as key to a successful workplace as well as celebrate the ability to live and love safely and freely.
Mette Nørr Gantzhorn, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Well-Being in Ørsted, says: "At Ørsted, we believe that different perspectives strengthen our ability to be innovative, reinforce our business results, and accelerate our global growth. Recognising that talent is diverse by nature and being inclusive is not only the right thing to do, it also helps us deliver on our bold vision."
She continues: "We're committed to being an inclusive workplace, and Ørsted supports a number of internal inclusion networks and initiatives. Therefore, we're also very happy to get the chance to support Copenhagen 2021 – WorldPride and EuroGames as an official partner."
Employee inclusion networks
Ørsted has a global inclusion movement of more than 1,000 members in different employee networks who participate in the important mission of creating an inclusive company where everyone can thrive, perform, and grow.
Alice Vallienne, Business Developer in Innovation and co-chair of Ørsted's LGBTQ+ & Allies network in Continental Europe, says: "As an employee and representative of the LGBTQ+ community, I feel greatly empowered by Ørsted's dedication to providing a safe space for its people to be their authentic selves. Building a more inclusive workplace culture is about having an engaged partnership between inclusion networks and allies and senior management working towards a shared goal of inclusion and diversity."
David King, Senior Environmental Specialist and Chair of Ørsted's LGBTQ+ UK Network, agrees: "I'm so reassured to see Ørsted taking bigger and bigger steps on the steep learning curve to becoming a global inclusion champion. The work the employee networks are achieving, senior management commitments to diversity and inclusion, and participation in events such as WorldPride are all coming together to create a better, brighter, and more inclusive workplace for everyone."
Ørsted focuses on building inclusive teams in a safe environment through its leaders, processes, and employees and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities, building an inclusive culture, and creating a sustainable working life for all employees.
About Copenhagen 2021
Copenhagen 2021 – WorldPride and EuroGames takes place in Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden on 12-21 August. This year's celebration is being billed as the most significant human rights and LGBT+ event in 2021, encompassing multiple WorldPride activities, EuroGames competitions in 29 disciplines, a dynamic arts festival, and the biggest-ever LGBT+ Human Rights Forum.
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The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks #1 in Corporate Knights' 2020 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,600 people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2019, the group's revenue was DKK 67.8 billion (EUR 9.1 billion).
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