APG has become partner of Workplace Pride, the international platform for LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the workplace. The partnership suits APG as an attractive employer for employees from diverse backgrounds.
Employees from the LGBTQIA+ community lose as much as 30 percent of their fun and productivity if they can't be themselves in the workplace, according to Workplace Pride. APG believes that when an employee feels welcome and valued in the workplace, this leads to more job satisfaction and involvement among employees and to better results for our pension fund customers and their participants.
“Our starting point is that you can be who you are with us,” says Heleen Kuijten, Managing Director HR at APG. “We strive to be an organization that reflects the society we work for. By becoming a partner of Workplace Pride, we can make use of their knowledge and network, and thus continue to work towards an inclusive work environment. We see the partnership as a support and encouragement to fulfill our ambitions and to be an example in the field of diversity and inclusion, inside and outside our sector.”
About Workplace Pride
Workplace Pride is a not-for-profit foundation committed to improving the lives of members of the LGBTQIA+ communities in workplaces around the world. The foundation strives for a world of inclusive workplaces where LGBTQIA+ people can truly be themselves, be valued and, through their contributions, help lead the way for others. In addition to APG, partners include ABN AMRO, Unilever and PWC. The central government is also the founder and numerous companies are regular members of the network, including ministries and municipalities and companies such as UWV, EY and De Nederlandsche Bank.