19 May 2021
Ørsted signs on as official partner of Copenhagen 2021 – WorldPride and EuroGames. The green energy leader sees the partnership as a natural extension of its commitment to inclusion and diversity in the workplace. As an official partner, Ørsted wants to promote inclusion and diversity as key to a successful workplace as well as celebrate the ability to live and love safely and freely.
Henriette Fenger Ellekrog, Chief Human Resources Officer says: “At Ørsted, we believe in creating a culture where all employees can thrive, perform, and grow. We’ve learned that talent is diverse by nature and we do all we can to ensure every employee can feel safe and included. Fostering a culture where everyone feels valued and respected is not only the right thing to do but it is crucial for us if we are to succeed with our vision of creating a world that runs entirely on green energy. With all that in mind, we’re very happy to support Copenhagen 2021 – WorldPride and EuroGames as an official partner.”
Benjamin Hansen, Executive Managing Director, Copenhagen 2021 said: “Internationally, Ørsted is one of Denmark’s best-known companies and their track record on recognising the importance of diversity and inclusion is impressive. We’re delighted to have Ørsted as an Official Partner of Copenhagen 2021, helping us to bring the energy of our event to the whole world.”
Ørsted has a global inclusion movement of more than 1,000 members in different employee networks who participate in the important mission of creating an inclusive company where everyone can thrive, perform, and grow.
Alice Vallienne, Business Developer in Innovation and co-chair of Ørsted’s LGBTQ+ & Allies network in Continental Europe, says: “As an employee and representative of the LGBTQ+ community, I feel greatly empowered by Ørsted’s dedication to providing a safe space for its people to be their authentic selves. Building a more inclusive workplace culture is about having an engaged partnership between inclusion networks, allies and senior management working towards a shared goal of inclusion and diversity.”
David King, Senior Environmental Specialist and Chair of Ørsted’s LGBTQ+ UK Network, agrees: “I’m so reassured to see Ørsted taking bigger and bigger steps on the steep learning curve to becoming a global inclusion champion. The work the employee networks are achieving, senior management commitments to diversity and inclusion, and participation in events such as WorldPride are all coming together to create a better, brighter, and more inclusive workplace for everyone.”
Ørsted focuses on building inclusive teams in a safe environment through its leaders, processes, and employees and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities, building an inclusive culture, and creating a sustainable working life for all employees.