Sellafield Ltd Joins LGBTQ+ Group Network To Help Support Employees

Sellafield Ltd is joining the new LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans+) Group Network which has today launched across the whole of the NDA group.

The network’s mission is to advance the safety, equality and wellbeing of the LGBT+ community across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group and to support people who are in a minority sexual orientation or gender identity.

Due to the toll recent times have taken Sellafield Ltd feel it is important to help their employees, including their family and friends, right now.

This Sunday, May 17, 2020, is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) with the theme ‘Breaking the Silence’.

Sellafield Ltd is marking the day by raising visibility and awareness, while encouraging people to join our LGBT+ Group Network.

The aim is to ensure everyone can feel they can be themselves at home and at work , while also enjoying the strong support being part of a network can bring – as well as the positive mental health benefits.

Membership of the network is open to both members and allies of the LGBT+ community. As a member people will be invited to attend various events throughout the year, with access to research publications, workshops, webinars and opportunities to build a strong network and friendships across the group.

Ryan Maxwell, PA to the Group Chief Financial Officer and Lucie Brown, Communications Assistant, are joint chairs of the steering group.

Ryan said: “Our One NDA vision states that we are ‘creating great places to work and taking pride in what we do’, so help us to continue creating a safe and inclusive place to work – while taking pride in how we do it.

“Everyone deserves to feel safe and accepted for who they are – both in and out of the workplace – regardless of our individual differences.”

Craig Calvin, one of the co-chairs of the Sellafield Ltd network said: “Our aim is to support and make sure all LGBT+ workers are comfortable, included, valued and have the opportunity to thrive within our business.

“Statistics show businesses with a diverse workforce that are valued are more successful, so we want to do our bit to help this through our growing network. I’d encourage any Sellafield Ltd employees who are interested in joining to get in touch.”

Ross Gardner, Sellafield Ltd network member said: “It’s great to finally see and be involved in the launch of both the Sellafield Ltd and One NDA LGBT+ networks. Both networks have a part to play in helping us drive closer to becoming a more inclusive and open-minded work place, not only for our current employees, but also for our future workforce.

“Everyone deserves to work in an environment in which they feel respected and valued, no matter what their differences.”

If you are interested in becoming a member of the network and would like to find out more, please email: onelgbt@sellafieldsites.com.

The introduction of One NDA has helped all businesses across the group to think and act collaboratively.

Sellafield Ltd say it has made some real progress in transforming how they manage some of their businesses, and it’s essential that their thinking should also continue to transform.

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