Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries located in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean announces that the NH Collection Buenos Aires Lancaster hotel obtained the important “HRC Equidad AR” recognition that distinguishes the hotel for being one of the best workplaces for LGBTIQ+ talent in Argentina.
Obtaining the seal is aligned with the company's transversal project: “AlliNH”, whose main objective is the inclusion of the LGBTIQ+ community and, in particular, transgender people in the world of work.
The HRC certification is the only certification in the country to highlight the best places to attract diverse LGBTIQ+ talent in Argentina. To provide it, five main pillars were analyzed: diversity, equity and inclusion policy implemented in Argentina, support for inclusive culture and best practices for data systematization, training and capacity-building actions, and visibility and public commitment to the LGBTIQ+ community.
The company understands the global reality and proposes corporate social responsibility actions, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, seeking inclusion, diversity and the protection of life and, in this line of action, it has developed alliNH, a training and support program for LGBTIQ+ employability with a specific focus on the Transgender community, being one of the communities with the greatest vulnerability to discrimination and with alarming indicators: 77% of transgender people are expelled from their homes during childhood, and +53% of transgender people who seek medical help suffer discrimination in health centers and hospitals.
“We want to be participants and promoters of respect and inclusion, since we consider them fundamental values in a just and equitable society. Today, we are very happy to have obtained recognition from such a prestigious institution,” says Silvana González, director of NH Collection Buenos Aires Lancaster and leader of the AlliNH project in Argentina.
"This recognition confirms that we are going in the right direction, concretizing and making a project that began in Mexico and that is already implemented in all countries in the region a reality, always pointing out and reinforcing our commitment to inclusion and offering different work schemes that "They benefit the societies of which we are part," says Diego Chourrout, general director, Southern Cone region of Minor Hotels.