American Express is committed to supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, marketplace, and society.
We value and embrace differences and believe unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences are critical to the diversity of communities and the success of businesses.
It is with enormous pride that we take our place as principal partner of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride 2023. This partnership reflects our unwavering commitment to backing the LGBTQI+ community and our long-standing promise to uphold an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we support.
Our dedicated PRIDE+ Network is committed to raising awareness and advancing changes that allow all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, to be respected and valued. Through this new partnership, we look forward to bringing these values and actions into the wider community.
For the past 16 years, American Express has scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, based on our organisation’s policies and practices that support LGBTQI+ inclusion. This principal partnership announcement continues our commitment and involvement in the 2017 Marriage Equality debate and its work and membership in Open for Business, a coalition of global companies making the economic and business case for LGBTQI+ inclusion in companies around the world. American Express is also an active member of Pride in Diversity and we recently received Bronze status in the 2021 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).
American Express Australia has been a proud sponsor of LGBTIQ+ organisations and events for many years, including the sponsorship of Mardi Gras Film Festival (2017- 2019), Sponsorship of the OUT leadership Conference (2018- 2020) for Australia, Donations to Twenty 10 and support of Wear it Purple and ACON World Aids Day Red Ribbon Appeal. American Express is a WGEA Employer of Choice, with specific policies in place, including Gender Affirmation Guidelines and paid parental leave for all Amex colleagues, including our LGBTQI+ families.
Exciting announcements to follow!