Our Aim to Be Inclusive
Certified Proud is an Irish accreditation membership body that works towards LGBTQ+ equality across businesses in Ireland, ensuring safety of staff and comfort of customers, regardless of identity or sexual orientation. Our joint mission is to transform the shopping, dining, banking and travel experiences of LGBTQ+ people at Blanchardstown Centre. Together we have spoken to consumers and are fuelled by tackling inequality as Ireland aims towards accountability in business and ensuring members of the community are safe no matter where they work, or how they spend their money.
Certified Proud accreditation indicates to the consumer that the restaurant, retail store, medical centre, hotel or bank has made active efforts to ensure equality in their service. In order to be part of this we are committed to learning more about the LGBTQ+ community, educate our team on pronouns and terminology, listen to the changes our colleagues and our customers would like to see, have zero tolerance as regards homophobic and transphobic bullying and commit to give back to an LGBTQ+ charity.