More than 400 P&G employees and their families and friends participated in the 2023 Pride March and Festival at the Quezon City Memorial Circle
P&G Philippines, is a renowned multinational consumer goods company known for brands such as Safeguard, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Ariel, Tide, and Oral-B, Showing unwavering dedication to equality and inclusion as the Platinum Sponsor of Pride March 2023. The event took place at the Quezon Memorial Circle on June 24.
This is the second time that P&G has sponsored Pride in Manila, and this year’s theme, “Lead with Love,” resonated with the company’s core values. P&G leaders, employees, families, and friends came together to proudly celebrate LGBTQ+ employees and allies, who marched in solidarity at LGBTQ+ community.
Jea Bocaling, P&G’s Senior Director for Global People Mobility Services, gave a powerful speech of unity during the event.
“P&G’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community is rooted in our mission to promote a workplace and a world where equality and inclusion are achievable for all,” said Bocaling.
P&G Philippines, as the platinum sponsor for Pride, went beyond its sponsorship role by activating its brands through booths and events at the Pride march. Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy face painting by Olay and a mini salon experience by Pantene. In addition, P&G distributes products and merchandise to further support Pride attendees.
Amandeep Singh, Chief Financial Officer of P&G Philippines and Executive Sponsor of GABLE (Gay, Ally, Bisexual, and Lesbian Employees), an employee-led affinity group for LGBTQ+ employees and allies, highlighting P&G’s active support for the LGBTQ+ community. Singh stated, “P&G actively supports the LGBTQ+ community through partnerships and programs that promote equity, equality, and inclusion, and the Pride March is one way we show our solidarity.”
P&G’s commitment to fostering a culture of respect and growth is evident through initiatives like GABLE. This employee resource group provides safe spaces for LGBTQ+ employees to drive representation, inclusion, learning, and support. GABLE organizes educational events and seminars, empowering employees to create a workplace where everyone can accept their true selves.
To further promote understanding and inclusion, P&G GABLE organized a sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) training for all employees. This training aims to educate P&G employees on SOGIE and how to respectfully engage with LGBTQ+ individuals. Additionally, it strengthens P&G’s efforts to support and represent the LGBTQ+ community through its brands.
Consistent with promoting equality and inclusion, P&G’s industry leader “Share the Care” The parental leave policy ensures that all parents, regardless of gender, sexual identity, or orientation, receive a minimum of 8 weeks of fully paid leave. This policy allows parents to bond and care for their biological or adopted children.
For three decades, P&G has been at the forefront of LGBTQ+ inclusion, being one of the first Fortune 500 companies to include sexual orientation in its diversity statement and actions. P&G Philippines is proud to promote LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion, striving for authentic representation of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression within and beyond the organization.