• Media release
  • 10 Jun 2022
  • 2 min read

Genesis gains Rainbow Tick

Tokaanu Power Station lit up in rainbow colours to celebrate the Rainbow Tick certification.
Tokaanu Power Station lit up in rainbow colours to celebrate the Rainbow Tick certification.

Genesis Energy has attained Rainbow Tick certification for its workforce diversity and inclusion.

The award comes at the end of a two-year process, during which the company set up an Inclusion Council, refreshed its Diversity and Inclusion Policy, and completed a rigorous evaluation with the Rainbow Tick organisation.

CEO Marc England said the Rainbow Tick displayed Genesis’ acceptance and value of all staff members, embracing the diversity of sexual and gender identities.“

A supportive work environment that is accepting of peoples’ differences benefits everyone in our organisation,” said England. “The Rainbow Tick shows our employees, customers and the community that Genesis is a progressive, inclusive and dynamic organisation that reflects the people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

”He said diversity of thought was important for an organisation to make good decisions and keep moving forward, and the best way to encourage diversity of thought was through inclusiveness.

“If people feel comfortable to be themselves at work, you’re more likely to get diversity of thought,” said England.

In celebration, Genesis’ Tokaanu Power Station in the central North Island was lit up in rainbow lights for a week.

Tongariro Power Scheme site manager Neil Jelley said the Tongariro team was proud of the company’s culture, where everyone is made to feel safe and welcome regardless of how they identify.

“What better way to outwardly display our support than lighting up the station for everyone to see,” said Jelley.

Media contact

Name

Estelle Sarney

Role

External Communications Manager

Company

Genesis

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