Tronox’s Australian Teams Embrace Diversity

Jan 5, 2024 - Insights

Teams at our Australian sites celebrated Pride Month in November, aiming to create awareness and show support for our LGBTQIA+ colleagues and community. The Tronox Diversity and Inclusion Network (TDIN) members created educational content and supported organizations that promote the rights, safety, and education of the LGBTQIA+ community.

This year, the TDIN partnered with the Rainbow Shoelace Project (RSP) and distributed over 650 packets of rainbow beads to crews across Australia. The RSP was founded by Abbie Jane and her friend Max Dawnn when they were only 12 years old, and it aims to support the LGBTQIA+ community by wearing rainbow-colored beads on shoelaces. The shoelaces are meant to create visibility, spark conversations and invite others to be curious. By continuously educating ourselves and raising awareness about all people, we create a diverse and inclusive workplace and maintain an outward mindset that sees others as people.

At Tronox, we are on a diversity and inclusion (D&I) journey. Our D&I vision is to lead and encourage a diverse workforce where all employees feel valued and respected. Celebrating Pride Month is a way to celebrate our natural diversity, and embracing that diversity creates a supportive work environment for all employees. The Australian chapter of the TDIN is making strides towards our D&I mission, which is to build an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Joyce Cruz, left, Rob Kirkham and Monique McWhirter are just three of the Pride ambassadors at Chandala.
Leanne Ellis, whose idea it was to support RSP, with RSP founder Abbie at Sydney Pride 2023.
Simon Copson, Keith Riley, Craig McManus and Paul Taylor sport rainbow beads on the laces of their work boots.