Sherry FitzGerald Joins Certified Proud to Foster Inclusion for LGBTQ+ Clients and Employees.
Sherry FitzGerald, Ireland's largest property advisory firm, is proud to announce its membership in Certified Proud, an accreditation and membership organisation committed to promoting LGBTQ+ equality in Irish businesses. According to the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 38% of Irish LGBTQ+ individuals experienced discrimination in various areas, including workplaces, social outlets, and sports clubs, in 2019.
According to Steven McKenna, CEO of Sherry FitzGerald, the company is “dedicated to ensuring that all clients and employees feel welcome and respected. By joining the Certified Proud network, we intend to foster safe and inclusive environments that are inclusive of all individuals, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation”.
Since its establishment in 1982, Sherry FitzGerald has grown into a national network of over 100 offices with more than 650 employees, offering a complete range of property-related services. The company prides itself on a culture of innovation, integrity, and trust.
Membership in Certified Proud entails a commitment to incorporating the organisation's principles into the company's culture throughout the year. Members receive guidelines, training, and networking opportunities to make their business more inclusive to LGBTQ+ employees and clients. Certified Proud works closely with the organisation to ensure it is upholding its commitment to LGBTQ+ equality.
Certified Proud members also give back to the LGBTQ+ community through charitable donations. Sherry FitzGerald is dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workforce, with a culture that celebrates and embraces the diversity of its employees. The company promises to provide fair and equal opportunities across its services to clients, business partners, colleagues, and the wider community.
Liam Redmond, Co-founder of Certified Proud welcomed Sherry FitzGerald to the organisation. He acknowledged that buying a house can be “stressful, particularly for members of the LGBT+ community who are unsure how their gender identity or sexuality will impact the process”. He said that “by joining Certified Proud, Sherry FitzGerald is helping to create a more inclusive experience for the LGBTQ+ community”.
For more information, please visit https://www.certifiedproud.com/.