Converge embraces equality with Pride Month activities

By: Converge Admin | 24 Jun 2022

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. (PSE: CNVRG) cements its commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) as it celebrates Pride month this June with a series of activities for employees and forging a partnership with Metro Manila Pride (MMPride) to become the official connectivity partner for the Metro Manila Pride March and Festival this Saturday.

Converge officially kicked off the celebration with a logo change in its social media assets to one basked in rainbow colors to signify its stand to create a dignified, secure, and welcoming environment for customers and employees who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

“Diversity of thought and backgrounds is key to bringing about progress in an organization. This is why Converge strives to be as inclusive as possible in acquiring talent. We believe that by enabling our people to be their authentic selves in the workplace, we are contributing to overall morale and productivity, as well as company sustainability,” shared Mr. Benjamin B. Azada, Converge Chief Strategy Officer.

Diversity and inclusion are strategic imperatives of Converge and forms an integral part of the company’s sustainability commitment. Through the diversity of thought and backgrounds, the company is able to bring new ideas to the table, challenge the status quo and create more value for customers. While an inclusive workplace culture allows the company to attract and retain talent. 

Employees and management also expressed their support for the LGBTQIA+ community and the advocacy through a Commitment Wall placed at the Pasig headquarters.

“In Converge, we believe in equal opportunity. We hire and retain people based on their qualifications, no matter their gender identity and orientation. To us, competence matters most and we’re glad to have built a roster of capable and talented workforce, a part of which belongs to the LGBTQIA+ community. We celebrate their cause and we thank them for their contribution to the company. This is also in observance of the UN Global Compact’s principle of upholding the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation,” said Albert B. Custodio, Senior VP and Head of Human Resources.

As the connectivity partner of MMPride for the Metro Manila Pride March and Festival 2022, Converge will provide the facilities to allow the live-streaming of the day’s activities to a wider audience.

MMPride is a volunteer-managed, non-partisan organization whose mission is to educate, equip, and empower the LGBTQIA+ Filipino and their communities to work towards a future that recognizes and respects the rights of LGBTQIA+ persons to a dignified life without discrimination and prejudice. 

Following the event, to further strengthen the advocacy, a Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) Masterclass for employees will be conducted through the Metro Manila Pride organization, as well as education webinars to further instill D&I principles. 

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Converge CEO Dennis Anthony Uy was the first to write his message of support to the LGBTQIA+ community in Converge, at the Commitment Wall set up in the company’s Pasig headquarters.

 

Converge President Grace Uy pledges to uphold inclusivity in the workplace as she signs the Commitment Wall.

Converge C-Suite Executives, (From left) Chief Information Officer Ulysses Naguit, Chief Operations Officer Jesus C. Romero, Chief Customer Experience Officer Albert Santos, including Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) champion and Chief Strategy Officer Benjamin B. Azada (rightmost) showed their support for inclusion and equality, penning their own message of encouragement on the Commitment Wall. 

 

Converge employees embrace all kinds of love during the internal celebration of Pride Month at the Pasig headquarters held Friday. 

 

ABOUT CONVERGE ICT SOLUTIONS, INC.

Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions, Inc. (PSE:CNVRG) is the fastest-growing fixed broadband service provider in the Philippines. It is the first to run an end-to-end pure fiber internet network in the country, providing Filipinos simple, fast, and reliable connectivity. Aside from broadband services, Converge also offers integrated data center and network solutions services.

With over 523,000 kilometers of fiber optic assets nationwide, it has one of the most extensive fiber networks in the Philippines. With just a service age of two years, the Converge fiber network is also the newest in the industry, and powered by the most modern technology. 

Converge provides premium world-class digital experience with this fiber-powered network for residential, enterprise, and wholesale customers. Converge is ISO 9001 and CE2.0 Certified.

Go to https://www.convergeict.com for more information.

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