Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, the multinational consumer goods company behind brands such as Safeguard, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Ariel, Tide, and Oral-B, has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to equality and inclusion. as Platinum Sponsor of Pride March 2023, held at the Quezon Memorial Circle on June 24.
This is the second time that P&G is sponsoring Manila Pride. Under the theme “Lead with Love,” the company’s leaders, employees, families, and friends proudly celebrated LGBTQ+ employees and allies by marching with the LGBTQ+ community.
Jea Bocaling, P&G’s Senior Director for Global People Mobility Services gave P&G’s solidarity speech.
“P&G’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community is based on our mission to create a workplace and a world where equality and inclusion are achievable for all,” said Bocaling.
As a platinum sponsor of Pride, P&G also activated its brands by providing booths at fun activities, including face painting by Olay and a mini salon by Pantene. Those who attended the pride march also received products and merchandise from P&G.
“P&G actively supports the LGBTQ+ community through partnerships and programs that promote equity, equality, and inclusion, and the Pride March is a way to show our solidarity,” said Amandeep Singh, Chief Financial Officer of P&G Philippines is an Executive Sponsor of GABLE, (Gay, Ally, Bisexual, and Lesbian Employees), an employee-led affinity group for LGBTQ+ employees and allies.
P&G’s commitment to fostering a culture of respect and growth is demonstrated through initiatives such as GABLE, which offers safe spaces for LGBTQ+ employees to further representation, inclusion, learning, and support. GABLE organizes educational events and seminars that empower employees to develop a workplace where everyone can be their truest selves at work.
P&G GABLE also organized a sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) training for all P&G employees to promote more education, understanding, and inclusion in the workplace. Aside from reintroducing P&G’s efforts to support and represent the LGBTQ+ community through its brands, the training also aims to better educate P&G employees on what SOGIE is and how to respectfully interact with members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Consistent with promoting equality and inclusion, P&G’s industry-leading “Share the Care” parental leave policy offers all parents regardless of gender, sexual identity, and orientation a minimum of 8 weeks of fully paid leave, enabling them to care for and reunite with their biological or adopted children.
For thirty years, P&G has been a leader in LGBTQ+ inclusion, becoming one of the first Fortune 500 companies to include sexual orientation in its diversity statement and action. In line with this commitment, P&G Philippines is proud to promote LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion, ensuring true representation of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression within and beyond the organization.