We want all our employees, customers and stakeholders to feel comfortable being themselves at work and as members of society, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
We are building awareness, providing training and engaging employees with an employee-led resource group. We are also committed to strengthening our policies and practices to be LGBTIQ+ inclusive, while simultaneously reviewing and updating our people processes in regard to diversity and inclusion related aspects. For practical guidance and support in achieving this, KONE has partnered with Workplace Pride, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people in workplaces worldwide. Our local communities mean a lot to us, and we show our support for example by sponsoring the Helsinki Pride 2022 event.
KONE has also endorsed the UN Standards of Conduct to publicly show its commitment for promoting LGBTIQ+ inclusion.