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Simpson Grierson first in NZ to be awarded the Rainbow Tick

Simpson Grierson becomes the first organisation in New Zealand to be awarded the Rainbow Tick

Simpson Grierson is the first organisation in New Zealand to meet the standard required to be awarded the Rainbow Tick.

A Rainbow Tick recognises that a workplace understands, values, and welcomes sexual and gender diversity. They are awarded to organisations that complete a diversity and inclusion certification process.

Simpson Grierson Chairman Kevin Jaffe says:

“Diversity has always been an important benchmark for us. Being the first organisation in New Zealand to be accredited with the Rainbow Tick is a significant milestone for the firm."

"We signed up to the Rainbow Tick because we want to make sure our workplace is truly inclusive and supportive of people from different backgrounds and in particular the LGBTI Community. Our goal is to let both our staff and our clients know that we embrace diversity and support our LGBTI staff."

Michael Stevens, director of the Rainbow Tick Programme says:

“We are delighted that Simpson Grierson is the first company in New Zealand to get the Rainbow Tick. They have worked hard and demonstrated real understanding of the value of having a truly inclusive workplace. This is a clear and positive sign to their entire workforce that they can bring their authentic selves to work. It is a real sign of the times that one of the country’s most prestigious legal firms sees the value in this sort of work. “

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