Luxembourg’s Philharmonie lit up for the first time in rainbow lights on Tuesday in support of LGBT+, an initiative organised by Vodafone in conjunction with the concert venue.
The illumination, which will be visible each evening through 21 July, is just one of a number of initiatives the global technology company organises to advocate diversity, inclusion and equality.
Ninian Wilson, CEO of the Luxembourg-based Vodafone Procurement Company and global executive sponsor for its LGBT+ programme, has said the company is committed to taking “a positive stance against discrimination and violence towards the LGBT+ community and show[ing] our support to our LGBT+ employees around the world.”
Over the last year, in fact, the company has launched a number of programmes including an international buddy group and leadership training offerings to help attract, retain and support LGBT+ employees.
Its initiatives seem to be paying off: this week the company was also recognised as a top global LGBT+ employers for the third year in a row by UK charity, Stonewall.
“Pride is about celebrating the vibrancy of this community and enables us to reinforce our commitment to diversity, inclusion and the ongoing dialogue of acceptance,” Wilson added.