At the NRMA, we take pride in being a company that supports people for who they are, no matter how they identify.
While we still have progress to make, we are proud to be making a difference to the lives of our LGBTQI+ employees, as well as our Members and wider community.
And while we proudly advocate for the inclusion of sexually and gender diverse communities, we want to ensure we create a workplace environment that offers peace of mind for now and long into the future, to ensure all our people feel confident and comfortable enough to be their true selves.
This is not simply about having and ticking off a ‘diversity and inclusion’ checklist, it goes far beyond that. We want our people to enjoy coming to work or logging on, and bringing their best selves to the team. We're doing this to ensure a happier and ultimately more productive workforce and a greater sense of belonging organisation-wide.
NRMA Staff and the NSW Police Force on Wear it Purple Day.
The NRMA was named as a bronze employer for LGBTQI+ employee inclusion at the 2022 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) awards, as well as most improved employer.
Why NRMA has changed their logo?
While we may only be in our third year of changing our logo on our social media channels, we’re committed to supporting the LGBTQI+ community. At the NRMA we recognise diversity and encourage a more inclusive community where everyone feels like they belong. That sense of belonging regardless of age, race, sexuality, or gender is embedded in how we create an authentically inclusive environment, how we operate as a work family, and how we live out our values.
What do the colours of the logo mean?
With the logo change, you'll see there are a few more colours than just our standard blue and white. The bright colours you see are great to look at, but they also serve an important purpose.
The original rainbow pride flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978. It consisted of eight stripes in different colors, each one with a specific meaning. However, with developments in the LGBTQI+ community, the Pride flag now gives representation to queer people of colour, as well as trans individuals.
The flag gives the LGBTQI+ a sense of pride and we can think of no better way to celebrate every facet of the LGBTQI+ community than by letting their flag fly high.
We're always working to ensure an inclusive culture doesn't just exist, but that it allows our people to thrive - and that our differences are celebrated.
In July 2019, we established our first employee led network group named SHINE, with Emma Harrington, Chief Executive Officer, Motoring & Membership, as our Executive Sponsor. SHINE provides a fantastic support network for our employees who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI+) as well as their allies. The group continues to raise awareness across the NRMA, with more LGBTI+ employees coming to work feeling happy and comfortable in their own skin.
We also work with external partners like Pride in Diversity, the only not-for-profit workplace program in the country designed specifically for the LGBTI+ community. What's more, our policies and benefits that are available to employees are inclusive of same sex partners and families.
We want our LGBTI+ employees and Members to be proud of who they are, because we’re just as proud to stand alongside them.