Chicago, October 14, 2014 - - In recognition of “Coming Out Day”, Aon plc, the leading global provider of risk management and human resources solutions (NYSE:AON), today announced the launch of a “Safe Space" program for the firm’s LGBT colleagues.
In making the announcement, Aon president and CEO Greg Case said, “Aon’s Safe Space program is designed to create a workplace where everyone can be comfortable and authentic. The program indicates a place within our global firm where everyone respects others. It is being aware of the needs of our LGBT colleagues and helping to meet those needs through appreciation, support and awareness. Everyone at Aon who participates in the “Safe Space” program is saying that they do not tolerate anti-LGBT violence or harassment.
“Raising this level of support helps all employees as it creates the best possible working environment. This helps companies attract and retain the talent that every firm needs to grow and succeed. By providing Aon colleagues with the best opportunities we create an environment where they value our firm and in turn provide the best value to clients.
Case concluded, “A diverse and empowered workforce that can be authentic is critical to an organization’s ability to attract, hire and retain unmatched talent.”
Case made the announcement at a forum co-sponsored by KPMG that featured William “Billy” Bean, former Major League Baseball player and the first “Ambassador for Inclusion” for Major League Baseball, and Todd Sears, founder of Out Leadership.
For seven consecutive years, Aon has received a perfect 100 percent rating in the Human Rights Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world’s best broker, best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, best captives manager, and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit aon.com for more information on Aon and aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon’s global partnership with Manchester United.