Italy’s most gay-friendly companiesby Redazione West - 2015.07.07
Telecom Italia has been named ‘Best Company’ in the GLBT Diversity Index 2015 – an annual survey of businesses compiled by Parks, Italian LGBT workplace diversity and inclusion group. Telecom Italia earned the honor through its introduction of a number of initiatives to promote LGBTI inclusion. These have included extending healthcare insurance and other benefits to all cohabiting couples irrespective of gender. The company runs awareness-raising workshops for all staff around LGBT issues and has also taken part in a Government-backed scheme, Project DJ (Diversity on the Job), to help find employment for people who have been discriminated against. Besides Telecom Italia being awarded ‘Best Company’, the Index’s two other award winners were Microsoft Italia (for ‘Best Improvement’) and Zeta Service (for Best SME).
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