Durban, 21 July 2016 - This evening, the sea-facing side of Unilever South Africa’s head office in Durban will light up in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple in celebration of Durban Pride Week, taking place from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 July.
The pride colours will shine brightly every evening for one week, adding to the fun, colour and united atmosphere during Pride Week and the highly anticipated Durban Pride Liberation March and Festival taking place on Saturday, 23 July.
Unilever, the No 1 Top Employer in South Africa, is commited to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and by supporting this initiative; aims to send a clear message out to both the public and their employees that our differences make South Africa stronger.
Mechell Chetty, Unilever Vice President of Human Resources said, “It’s imperative that our employees feel free to be themselves and bring their full potential to the workplace.”
Chetty added, “Over the years, and through our focused approach towards the gender equality and the inclusivity agenda, Unilever has created a working environment where all employees can thrive and achieve their goals in a supportive organisational environment.”
Unilever’s commitment to diversity and gender equality has also proved to be positive for business, with the company’s ability to retain top talent and their award winning reputation as South Africa’s Top Employer.
“We’re excited to show our support for Durban Pride this year and we hope that people see our gesture as a symbol of much needed diversity and unity in the workplace,” concluded Chetty.
The lights will be on from 6pm till 10pm.