Nestlé raises the rainbow in York

Jun 9, 2017
YorkPride

Staff at Nestlé in York are proudly displaying the rainbow flag ahead of the city’s Pride celebrations on Saturday 10th June.

A group of employees will also take part in Saturday’s parade through York for the very first time. Nestlé’s participation follows the launch of a company-wide LGBT+ network earlier this year as part of its wider commitment to diversity and inclusion. The York event is North Yorkshire’s largest Pride and is a family friendly, community driven celebration of diversity and LGBT+ inclusion.

The rainbow flag is being displayed outside the site’s factory, the Nestlé House offices and the Product Technology Centre along Haxby Road.

Emma Scott, who co-leads Nestlé’s LGBT+ network and is an IT graduate in York, said: “Taking part in York Pride 2017 has been a huge achievement for the LGBT+ network this year and we’re proud of how far we’ve come in such a short space of time. We’ve seen a great commitment from our business and senior leaders in support for the event allowing us to get involved in the community & celebrate the value of diversity & LGBT+ inclusion in York.”

The parade leaves York Minster at 11:45am before an afternoon of entertainment, food and fun at the Knavesmire until 7pm when the party moves on to Mansion Nightclub at Micklegate. Find more information at www.yorkpride.org.uk/york-pride-2017