XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of freight transportation services, is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by sponsoring the Birmingham Pride Festival on 25th–26th September 2021 in the West Midlands. The theme of the event, “Stronger Together”, also signals XPO’s support of LGBTQ+ employees and allies.
XPO sponsors LGBTQ+ events that reflect the geographic diversity of its operations, as well as the individualism of its team members. The company recently supported the Tamworth Pride Festival in Staffordshire and has sponsored the New York City Pride, the Mid-South Pride Fest, the Tri-State LGBTQ+ Unity Summit and the Lesbians Who Tech Virtual Summit in the US.
Dan Myers, managing director – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “We want everyone to feel welcome and valued as members of the XPO team. A diverse team makes us a stronger business and helps us to recruit and retain the very best people. Our support for Pride events like Birmingham and Tamworth is an important demonstration of our commitment to an inclusive workplace.”
XPO provides technology-enabled freight transportation services for customers across a range of supply chains in Europe, including food and beverage, e-commerce, industrial and consumer goods, as well as the Tour de France and other world-class events. Following success in recruiting from within the LGBTQ+ community, XPO is applying its best practices to other areas of diversity hiring, development and promotion.