ŠKODA AUTO is an official associate of the Prague Satisfaction Competition (8-14 August) for the primary time


Mladá Boleslav, 8 August 2022 – ŠKODA AUTO is supporting the Prague Satisfaction Competition this yr as an official associate. The competition focuses on matters round LGBTQ+ individuals and consists of virtually 150 workshops, debates, varied performances and concert events. The spotlight of the competition is the rainbow parade on 13 August, which the members of the Worker Useful resource Group ‘ŠKODA Proud’ will even be becoming a member of.

“Supporting the Prague Satisfaction competition as an official associate is especially vital to us. At ŠKODA AUTO, variety and inclusion are firmly anchored in our company tradition. Collectively, we’re dedicated to a world working atmosphere characterised by tolerance, openness, belief and understanding for one another in addition to mutual respect. For us, one factor is obvious: The range of our colleagues, with their completely different traits, qualities and views, is considered one of our firm’s biggest strengths. In celebrating Prague Satisfaction, we reaffirm our dedication to those values and on the identical time, we need to ship out a transparent message – towards homophobia, social exclusion and intentionally trying the opposite method.”

Maren Gräf, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Individuals & Tradition

Tomáš Bílý, Director of the Prague Satisfaction Competition, provides: “We’re delighted to have ŠKODA AUTO as such an vital associate at our facet this yr. We actually recognize their long-term assist and the steps they’re taking to create extra equitable situations for the corporate’s staff and their households. The competition is now again after two years, and we are able to anticipate a yr full of latest occasions and a programme that has one thing for everybody. Saturday’s Rainbow Parade, which we needed to drop from the programme within the final couple of years because of the pandemic and strict social distancing measures, can also be returning. It’s nice that ŠKODA AUTO will likely be becoming a member of this yr’s parade and strolling with us symbolically via Prague’s historic metropolis centre.”

Extensive number of matters and virtually 150 occasions
First held in 2011, Prague Satisfaction advocates equality for LGBTQ+ individuals and promotes their voices among the many wider public. The occasion focuses on the significance of human rights, respect for variety, in addition to integrity and duty in the direction of LGBTQ+ individuals and the world round us. The almost 150 occasions embrace workshops, debates, theatre performances, concert events and varied specialist conferences. The principle focus this yr is on social points as effectively as homophobia and generational variations in on a regular basis life collectively.

ŠKODA is collaborating in varied occasions and the parade itself
ŠKODA AUTO is participating in varied occasions on the Prague Satisfaction Competition associated to variety and inclusion in the office. As well as, the automotive producer is getting concerned within the debate on the best way to strengthen the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals sustainably and over the long run. The spotlight of the Prague Satisfaction Competition is the rainbow parade on 13 August: Together with members of the family and buddies, anybody employed by the carmaker is welcome to affix the ŠKODA Proud worker group within the parade.

Variety technique defines particular measures to advertise inclusion
As a part of its 2030 Variety Technique, ŠKODA AUTO actively promotes and helps Worker Useful resource Teams (ERG). ERGs are voluntary teams of staff who share an curiosity in sure traits of variety (e.g. age, parenthood, gender, statehood and ethnicity, psychological or bodily disabilities, and so forth.). As well as, the corporate advocates gender stability, equal alternatives, mutual understanding and respect.

Participation in European Variety Month and different variety initiatives
To mark European Variety Month in Might this yr, ŠKODA AUTO has launched quite a few initiatives to boost consciousness of the significance of variety and inclusion within the office. Along with workshops and on-line occasions, the programme additionally included conferences with figures from the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, together with Lenka Králová. She is an envoy for Trans:dad or mum, an organisation that advocates transgender individuals’s rights.

In Might final yr, ŠKODA AUTO joined the Satisfaction Enterprise Discussion board. The initiative promotes LGBTQ+ variety in firms and goals to make sure that individuals deal with one another respectfully and with understanding. The automotive producer has been a signatory to the EU Variety Constitution since 2019. The EU Variety Constitution promotes variety in companies and different institutions over the long run and is supported by greater than 12,000 such organisations throughout Europe.

A complete overview of the assorted tasks, initiatives and measures to advertise inclusion and variety will be present in ŠKODA AUTO’s present Variety Report.