AGL is recognised as a leading employer for LGBTQ+ people within Australia.
We believe that all individuals – our customers, people and communities – have the right to feel comfortable to be themselves. That’s why we have policies and programs in place to support our LGBTQ+ people, including those who are non-binary, trans, and gender diverse.
In 2014, AGL implemented a LGBTQ+ Inclusion Strategy, and in 2015 we were rated as one of the best performing first-time entrants to the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).
Our employee-driven LGBTQ+ network, AGL Shine, was created in 2014. The network focuses on providing a safe and inclusive environment for all our employees – while also advocating internally and externally for gender inclusion beyond the heteronormative binary.
In September 2015, AGL announced our support for marriage equality in Australia. Our position was strongly endorsed by the AGL Board, our senior management, and AGL Shine members. The outcome of the plebiscite and the passing of Australia’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill into law was celebrated right across the company.
In 2020, we were proud to be awarded Gold Employer status for LGBTQ+ inclusion at the AWEI Awards. This is the third year we have been awarded Gold Employer status, and the fifth year that we have participated in the AWEI.
We recognise there is always more we can do. That’s why we continue to enhance our LGBTQ+ inclusion policies, as well as our broader Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, to build a safe and more inclusive workplace for all our people.
AGL’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy (PDF)
AGL's support for marriage equality in Australia