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02 Dec 2020

#PurpleLightUp – Transport for Wales leading the way for Wales!

#PurpleLightUp – Trafnidiaeth Cymru yn arwain y ffordd i Gymru!

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Transport for Wales is lighting up their new headquarters purple this Thursday and representing Wales in a global broadcast celebrating disability inclusion.

#PurpleLightUp is a global movement that celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution made by 386 million disabled employees around the world.

This year, the 24-hour global broadcast will start in Australia, then onto Asia, Africa and Europe, where TfW staff will be included, before continuing to South and North America.

TfW, as a new organisation that is being developed following the principles of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, is fully embracing Equality, Diversion and Inclusion and embedding it within the workplace culture.

Since publishing their Strategic Equality Objectives in June 2020, TfW has set up an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group where colleagues represent strands of protected characteristics such as multicultural, multigenerational, gender, disability and LGBTQ+.

James Price, Transport for Wales CEO said:

“We are extremely proud to be supporting #PurpleLightUp and recognising the contribution made by disabled employees, not just here in Wales, but around the world.

“TfW is a fully inclusive organisation, where all colleagues are treated equally with respect and diversity is celebrated.

“It’s will be great to see our new HQ in Pontypridd lit up purple for this global celebration and to be part of the 24-hour global broadcast representing Wales.”

Julian John, Manager Director of Delsion, an innovative, inclusion led People and Development Consultancy firm added:

“#PurpleLightUp is a global campaign that celebrates the huge contribution that disabled people make to the economy and in the workplace.

“Transport for Wales is a leading organisation in Wales and they are fully embracing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and have taken some big steps showing their level of commitment in developing their workplace culture.  They are lighting up their HQ in Pontypridd and taking part in the 24-hour global broadcast, an opportunity to celebrate with the rest of the world.”

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