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Intertrust Group signs Declaration of Amsterdam for LGBTIQ+ Inclusion at Work

28 June 2021

Shankar Iyer

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Member of the Management Board and the Executive Committee

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Shankar Iyer

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Member of the Management Board and the Executive Committee

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PRESS RELEASE: London– 28 June 2021 – Intertrust N.V. (“Intertrust” or “Company”) [Euronext: INTER], a world leader in providing specialised administration services to clients in over 30 jurisdictions, has today announced it has signed the Declaration of Amsterdam, conceived by the Workplace Pride Foundation.

The Declaration of Amsterdam is a global call for action to employees, employers, companies, unions and governments, to ensure improvement in the workplace for the LGBTIQ+ collective. To realise the goals of the Declaration, a benchmark has been created by supporting parties that sets the standard for a truly LGBTIQ+ inclusive workplace. Supported by all members involved, Workplace Pride will lead on the development of the benchmark which will enable employers to monitor the improvements to their own workplace policies. Signatory members of the declaration include Accenture, IBM, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, Cisco and Unilever.

Intertrust Group has a long history of seeking diversity throughout the company. Its gender balance is 48% female versus 52% male and the company’s people represent over 94 different nationalities. In 2020, Intertrust Group created a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Charter and Council to put a plan in place to ensure Intertrust Group was operating within the highest D&I standards. The plan has yielded ongoing unconscious bias and discrimination training, women in leadership speaking series, diversity external speaker series, gender pay gap analysis as well as quarterly reporting on D&I dimensions in line with the UN Global Compact.

By joining the list of companies which have signed the Declaration, Intertrust Group has committed to ensuring all employees will have the same opportunities regardless of who they are or where they come from. By signing the Declaration, they have committed to:

  • Provide safety and equal opportunities for LGBTIQ+ colleagues across all of their offices and jurisdictions
  • Identify leaders and decision-makers who strive to create LGBTIQ+ inclusive working environments
  • Create an employee resource group to measure and support progress and to invest in LGBTIQ+ programmes

Shankar Iyer, CEO at Intertrust Group, said: “Intertrust Group has taken another step in ensuring all our colleagues feel valued and welcome. The Declaration will help us further improve our D&I programmes and provide us with a set of actions and objectives to achieve in the medium and long-term to better improve our workplace.

It’s an honour to sign the Declaration on behalf of Intertrust Group and we are proud to be part of the group of companies that support it.

David Pollard, Executive Director at Workplace Pride, added: “We are delighted to welcome Intertrust Group to join our other leading companies in pledging a commitment to creating fair and inviting workplaces around the world. We know Intertrust Group well and have been able to see all their hard work in the space in recent years. We look forward to continuing to work with them on these critical workplace inclusion and equity activities.”

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