News item | 2014-06-27 | 13:52 PM

Vattenfall supports Stockholm Pride

Vattenfall supports the 2014 Stockholm Pride festival. "This is one of many ways we can show that we believe in the importance of diversity. I myself will be taking part in the parade," says Torbjörn Wahlborg, Head of Vattenfall Nordic.

This is the first time Vattenfall supports the festival.

"By supporting the festival, Vattenfall is endorsing a basic principle which implies diversity and that a stand must be taken against all forms of discrimination," says Wahlborg.

Attractive working environments

This year, Vattenfall has a place in the Pride parade, the highlight of the festival, which will take place on Saturday 2 August.

Vattenfall has been working on the concept of diversity for a long time now and there are specific targets which are designed to ensure that the company reflects society as a whole.

Dag Svensson, Head of HR Nordic says: "For us it's all about creating attractive working environments, where there is an atmosphere of tolerance and openness and where employees' individual requirements and skills are taken into account."

Stockholm Pride

The Pride festival has been organised since 1998 by Stockholm Pride, a not-for-profit organisation which fights for the rights of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and which actively condemns all forms of discrimination, such as racism, sexism and homophobia.

Pride festivals are held all over the world to commemorate the police provoked riots among homosexuals which took place in New York in the autumn of 1969.

Read more about Stockholm Pride