The Pride365 Seal of Approval measures inclusion in the workplace across all levels and shines a light on work that would otherwise go unseen.

Companies are granted the award based on authenticity and the results of an IAT employee survey and must score a minimum baseline performance whilst committing to a path of incremental improvement year on year.

Hilton understands that diversity, equity, and inclusion is crucial to creating a great place to work and has pledged to continue investing in tailored training and education specifically as part of its life-long commitment towards total inclusivity. Underpinning this is Hilton’s Pride Team Member Resource Group (TMRG), who play a significant role in actively shaping a culture which supports LGBTQ+ Team Members and provides education to allies.

Commenting on the award, Paul Hutton, area vice president and head of Australasia, said: “As a company inspired by our founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, we are committed to creating a truly inclusive environment where our Team Members can be their authentic selves and our guests enjoy spaces that are welcoming to all.

We are honoured to be recognised with the Pride365 Seal of Approval, as it demonstrates our commitment towards full inclusivity.”

Jack Mizel, CEO of Pride365, added: “We at Pride365 are thrilled that Hilton is the first Pride365 certified partner in Asia Pacific and is another indication of their increasing commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. This action demonstrated an authentic approach and one that is being built on every single day. Congratulations to Hilton for being a leader in this space.”

Across Australia Hilton has made a pledge to demonstrate its commitments towards LGBTQ+ inclusivity, including:Being publicly open in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion year-round by promoting its partnership with Pride365 and other key partners. Applying the Pride365 award logo across, where appropriate, to company websites, social media, corporate communications, and public relations activity.

Doing this 365 days a year and not just during Pride season.By using and supporting community outreach or charity programmes to demonstrate commitment to the community all year roundBy seeking out opportunities to highlight the positive impact of LGBTQ+ inclusion for guests and team members at industry and employment events.

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