Arvato | Gütersloh, 09/09/2021

‘Pride Champion 2021 Gold Seal’ For Arvato Financial Solutions

Subject: Society
Country: Germany
Category: Project

Arvato Financial Solutions has been awarded its first “Pride Champion Gold” seal. After Arvato Systems, this makes Arvato Financial Solutions the second Bertelsmann division to receive the coveted seal. It is awarded to companies that actively advance diversity and the concerns of “LGBTIQ+” employees.

Arvato Financial Solutions has been awarded its first “Pride Champion Gold” seal. This makes Arvato Financial Solutions the second Bertelsmann business – after Arvato Systems – to receive the coveted seal. The seal is awarded to companies that actively advance diversity and the concerns of “LGBTIQ+” employees. It is administered by the Uhlala Group, which is dedicated to connecting “LGBTIQ+” people with “LGBTIQ+”-friendly businesses and organizations, and can only be obtained by completing a comprehensive online audit.

Michael Lauk, Chairman of the “be.queer” network at Bertelsmann, commented: “We are thrilled about the seal; it is a great confirmation of our networking activities and our efforts to create an ‘LGBTIQ+’-friendly corporate culture. “On the one hand, Arvato Financial Solutions is sending a visible signal with the award and offering job seekers, especially “LGBTIQ+” talent, an important orientation opportunity when selecting a new employer. On the one hand, Arvato Financial Solutions is sending a clear message with the award, and offering job seekers, especially “LGBTIQ+” talent, important guidance in their search for a new employer. On the other hand, the seal recognizes the open and tolerant corporate culture as well as the respectful interaction between all employees. Michael Wagner, Diversity Officer at Arvato Financial Solutions (AFS), says of the award: “It is both an accolade and an incentive. It encourages us to continue our advocacy for open-mindedness, tolerance, respect and diversity. So that the corporate culture at AFS and Bertelsmann becomes even more inclusive and diverse.”