Nedbank supports October Pride Month in South Africa

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The Nedbank LGBTQI+ Forum has several initiatives planned around advocacy of LGBTQI+ people in the workplace this year, as well as having undertaken various initiatives since the Forum was launched about four years ago.

In an ever-evolving world, the corporate landscape has witnessed a transformation in its approach to diversity and inclusion. Organisations around the globe are now recognising the importance of embracing diversity in all its forms. At Nedbank, our LGBTQI+ employee network is at the forefront of this paradigm shift, championing change and driving progress. Some of the successes the Nedbank LGBTQI+ forum has achieved on our journey towards a more inclusive workplace include:

  1. Adoption Leave and Gender Inclusion Policies: Our commitment to inclusivity shines through in our adoption leave and parental leave policies. This means, our adoption leave policy wording has expanded to become inclusive in terms of gender neutrality.
  2. Gender-Neutral Bathrooms and Accessibility: We believe in the power of conducive physical facilities to create an inclusive environment. In addition, we’ve placed a strong emphasis on ensuring accessibility for our differently-abled colleagues, recognising that inclusivity encompasses all aspects of physical infrastructure.
  3. Supporting LGBTQI+ Shelters: Our commitment to the LGBTQI+ community extends beyond our corporate walls. We proudly support an LGBTQI+ shelter, showcasing our dedication to making a tangible difference. Our support is not just financial; it’s a meaningful, ongoing relationship that spans two years and beyond. By adopting the shelter as a sustainable beneficiary, we are contributing to the betterment of the LGBTQI+ community’s lives
  4. Learning and Inclusivity: Nedbank understands that a culture of learning is integral to fostering inclusivity. Our learning platform within the organisation has become a cornerstone of our commitment to continuous growth and development. Through this platform, we create opportunities for all employees to expand their knowledge and understanding of LGBTQI+ issues. Additionally, we conduct regular education, training, and awareness sessions with various business units, ensuring that our workforce is well-equipped to embrace diversity.


This year the Forum’s Pride month initiatives will culminate in a Diversity Ball at the end of October, a highlight on the calendar.

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