// Aldi introduces new guides to support transgender colleagues
// The guides are part of Aldi’s wider “Embrace” Diversity and Inclusion strategy
Aldi has introduced a series of gender guides to show support for its transgender colleagues who are undergoing transition or already transitioned.
The German discounter said the guides aim to provide guidance for their direct leaders and tips for co-workers on how to help their colleagues return to work.
The guides are part of Aldi’s wider “Embrace” Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
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In recognition of the LGBTQ+ community within Aldi, colleagues are also set to get involved in the upcoming Pride events in Birmingham once again, as well as Manchester, where Aldi floats will join the processions.
“We want to ensure that Aldi is a diverse, inclusive and supportive place to work for everyone,” Aldi UK Diversity and Inclusion Director, Richard Shuttleworth said.
“We believe colleagues should feel confident to bring their truest selves to work, and hope the launch of these guides will help anyone who has transitioned, is going through a transition or considering it, to feel safe and supported in doing just that.”
Aldi store assistant Kimberly Taylor, who helped to create the guides, said: “I’ve worked at Aldi for over three years and during that time have started to transition. Throughout this experience my team have been so supportive of me, helping me to feel confident and accepted every step of the way.
“The creation of the gender transition guides, when coupled with the care and support provided, makes it clear that my wellbeing and acceptance is a priority for Aldi.”
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