Coca-Cola Canada is taking an important step in their journey to building inclusive, accessible and welcoming environments for all.
On Monday Dec 9, installation was completed on a gender-inclusive washroom at
“This is an important step in making sure our employees, partners and guests feel safe and welcomed,” said Mark Lawton, chairman of
“After all, inclusion is one of
The new gender-inclusive washroom is the latest project in a long list of ongoing efforts to support, celebrate and engage with the LGBTQA community.
For example, in 2020, the system is organizing a panel discussion featuring LBGTQA business leaders to raise awareness and understanding of the LGBTQA space and will share best practices around what it means to be part of a progressive and inclusive workplace.
They are also reaching out into the community through a volunteerism event in Toronto, as well as being a member of Pride at Work Canada, giving access to a program of national events helping to create an inclusive culture across the entire
Lawton, who is a Customer Marketing Manager at
He’s very excited to bring some of these programs to life in 2020.
“Pride at Work Canada helps empower companies and organizations to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation,” Lawton explained.
“And, through dialogue, education and thought leadership, we’re really setting an expectation of how companies should be engaging with their employees.”
The gender-inclusive washroom is now open and fully functional.
Employees are being advised about how to highlight the genderless facilities to guests, ensuring the commitment to building an inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for all is achieved.