Gerrit Zalm signs Declaration of Amsterdam for ABN AMRO: PWC also signs and Schiphol Group joins Workplace Pride

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In another important step toward greater visibility and progress for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender (LGBT) in the workplace, Mr. Gerrit Zalm, CEO of ABN AMRO signed the Declaration of Amsterdam today at the company’s global headquarters in Amsterdam.

"By signing the Declaration of Amsterdam, ABN AMRO demonstrates its continuing efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace for all its employees. We want everyone to be themselves at work and this is our public commitment to make that happen for the LGBT community", said Zalm.

Also signing the Declaration was Price Waterhouse Coopers, Netherlands, represented by Mr André Mikkers, Human Capital Board.

The Declaration of Amsterdam was initiated by the Workplace Pride Foundation, the international platform for LGBT inclusion at work. It’s a call to action consisting of 10 points that help ensure improvement in the workplace for LGBT people. Signers of the Declaration include 15 top Dutch and international employers from both the private and public sectors.

The Declaration of Amsterdam

In another milestone, Schiphol Group has joined Workplace Pride as its 29th member.

"In these difficult times, it is encouraging to see organizations such as Schiphol Group step up and show their support for not just their own LGBT employees, but also for the LGBT community through groups such as Workplace Pride", said David Pollard, Executive Director of Workplace Pride.

Both the signing of the Declaration and the joining of Schiphol Group will be celebrated this evening at Workplace Pride’s 2013 New Year’s reception, which will be held at ABN AMRO’s head office in Amsterdam.

Editor's Note

For more information:
Workplace Pride Executive Director David Pollard : + 31 6 34 0566 04 e-mail:

The Workplace Pride Foundation (formerly Company Pride Platform Foundation) was founded in 2006 and is the international platform for inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people at work. Its 29 members employ nearly 2 million people worldwide and share the vision that Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders are fully visible, accepted and valued in the workplace and in society, leading the way for others.



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