In 2018 we created the GPA LGBTQIA+ Pride affinity group to support our related efforts. The group’s mission is to raise awareness about the LGBTQIA+ community and help to attract, develop and retain LGBTQIA+ talent through affirmative-action and awareness-raising efforts. This is helping us to create a welcoming and discrimination-free environment across the value chain (including customers, employees, suppliers, etc.). LGBTQIA+ rights are also regularly addressed in employee training via the GPA corporate university, as well as in campaigns at Pão de Açúcar stores for external audiences. These efforts illustrate GPA’s commitment to this important issue.