The Human Rights Commission says it has become the first public sector agency to achieve the Rainbow Tick and has been assessed as meeting the New Zealand Standard for gender and sexual diversity in employment.
All organisations can seek accreditation as compliant with the NZ Standard for Gender and Sexual Diversity in Employment and the Rainbow Tick.
As well as undertaking audits, Rainbow Tick also offers policy development, training and general support and advice.
Two New Zealand law firms - Simpson Grierson and Russell McVeagh - have achieved the Rainbow Tick. Other organisations besides the Human Rights Commission include Westpac, ASB, Fletcher Building, Coca-Cola Amatil, KPMG, Microsoft, PWC, Sovereign, Publicis Loyalty, Sky City and Repromed.