We have an active LGBT group in place, StandOut, who run various internal and external events and initiatives to raise awareness and educate all employees about our LGBT community.
The StandOut network provides a supportive framework for our LGBT+ staff and Allies by representing their views and promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion both internally and externally.
The network's mission statement is to:
- ensure an inclusive and respectful environment for all staff;
- raise awareness of and represent the views and issues of LGBT+ staff and Allies;
- provide a support network for LGBT+ staff and Allies;
- provide a support network for staff with LGBT+ family and friends;
- provide personal and professional development for the network members;
- offer confidential support when needed; and
- provide guidance to Bird & Bird as an employer on policy and how to enhance its diversity strategy.