Top LGBT employers around the world
Stonewall, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights charity in the United Kingdom, has released its latest list of the top LGBT employers around the world.
The list is compiled from submissions to Stonewall’s Global Workplace Equality Index - a benchmarking tool used by employers to create inclusive workplaces across the markets in which they operate.
Here is Stonewall’s list of the best multinational employers for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) staff, in alphabetical order:
- Allen & Overy
- Baker McKenzie
- Barclays PLC
- Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
- Pinsent Masons
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Simmons & Simmons
- Vodafone Group Plc
- Zurich Insurance Group
Collectively, the organisations in the list employ more than 1.2 million people. A vast majority (96%) of them have one or more global senior champions for LGBT equality.
Meanwhile, 88% of entrants have a global team or position working on LGBT diversity and inclusion, and also have a global LGBT network group for LGBT staff.
Some 84% of entrants have consulted in-country human rights organisations to understand the local context for LGBT people, and also promote themselves as being LGBT-inclusive on their global websites or social media platforms.
“Multinational organisations have influence and play a crucial role in tackling these issues. The best employers create truly inclusive workplaces, ensuring their LGBT staff are safe and supported wherever they’re based," said Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall.
"Those employers also build strong partnerships with local LGBT groups, and use their influence with governments, supply chains and others to advance LGBT equality," Hunt added.