The Stonewall Top 100 2013

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colleen-humphreyColleen Humphrey, stonewall director of workplace, tells us about the history of the top 100 workplace equality index and how it has developed...

‘People perform better when they can be themselves’ - it’s a phrase we passionately believe in. The results of this year’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index - and the competition among those participating to do well - shows that employers increasingly understand the business benefit of creating a workplace where their lesbian, gay and bisexual staff can achieve their full potential.

Free to enter, the Workplace Equality Index showcases the progress employers are making towards full equality and inclusion for Britain’s 1.7 million lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.

Accenture – Employer of the Year 2013 – heads a competitive Index. Nearly 9,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual workers across Britain responded to the staff survey element of the Index – and their feedback shows that being out at work is the biggest factor in an employee’s attitude towards their workplace. All the top 100 companies in the 2013 Index have an LGB employee network to support their gay staff.

Nearly 380 major employers submitted entries to this year’s Index, and a quick glance at the Top 100 shows just how varied they are. From financial services to MI5, law firms to NHS trusts, lesbian, gay and bisexual people now have real career options with employers keen to recruit and develop gay staff.

It’s hard to believe that until 10 years ago, gay people were not legally protected at work: it wasn’t until 2003 that employers were banned from dismissing people because of their sexual orientation. And when Stonewall published the first Index in 2005, six employers asked to remain anonymous, preferring not to be publicly recognised for their work.

Well-deserved congratulations go to every employer who successfully made the Stonewall Top 100 Workplace Equality Index, and to the successful category winners.  

Particular thanks are due to every lesbian, gay and bisexual employee who responded to the staff feedback element of the Index. And, if your employer doesn’t appear on the list, perhaps it’s time to ask: Why?

If you would like copies of Out At Work, featuring the full top 100 list and interviews, delivered to your LGBT network, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Stonewall workplace equality index top 100 2013...

1.

Accenture

2.

Gentoo Group Ltd.

3.

The Cooperative Group

4.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

5.

Home Office

6.

Ernst & Young

7.

Barclays

8.

IBM

9.

Simmons & Simmons

10.

Metropolitan

11.

Environment Agency

11.

University of Cambridge

13.

Goldman Sachs

14.

Lloyds Banking Group

15.

Hampshire Constabulary

15.

Brighton & Hove City Council

17.

North Wales Police

18.

South Wales Police

19.

Baker & McKenzie LLP

20.

Leicestershire County  Council

21.

Bristol City Council

22.

London Ambulance 

Service NHS Trust

22.

Pinsent Masons

24.

Department of Health

24.

St Mungo’s

26.

National Assembly for Wales

26.

The Secret Service (MI5)

28.

Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service

28.

Liverpool John Moores
University

30.

HM Revenue & Customs

30.

Herbert Smith LLP

32.

Morgan Stanley

32.

Aviva

32. 

Newham College of
Further Education

35.

Core Assets Group

35.

South East Coast
Ambulance Service

37.

Genesis Housing
Association

37.

Bury Council

37.

Southend-on-Sea
Borough Council

40.

Serious Organised Crime Agency

40.

Hogan Lovells

40.

Derby City Council

40.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

40.

Office for National
Statistics

45.

Crown Office &

Procurator Fiscal Service

45.

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service

45.

University of the West of England

45.

Birmingham City Council

49.

London Borough of Islington

49.

Clydesdale Bank

51.

Plus Dane Group

52.

Eversheds LLP

53.

University College London

53.

Hertfordshire County Council

55.

Cardiff University

55.

Crown Prosecution
Service

55.

Suffolk Constabulary

58.

Cheshire Constabulary

58.

University of Liverpool

58.

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

61.

Creative Skillset

62.

CMS Cameron McKenna

63.

Procter & Gamble

63.

London Borough of Waltham Forest

63.

Warwickshire County Council

63.

Royal Air Force

63.

ITV plc

68.

Dyfed Powys Police

68.

Leicestershire
Constabulary

68.

Citizens Advice

68.

British Transport Police

72.

Victim Support Cymru

72.

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

74.

Derbyshire County Council

74.

Leeds City Council

76.

Department for Work and Pensions

76.

KPMG LLP

78.

West Sussex County Council

78.

London Borough of Hackney

78.

PricewaterhouseCoopers

78.

South Essex Homes

82.

Deloitte

82.

Manchester City Council

82.

Rugby Football League

82.

Your Homes Newcastle

86.

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

86.

Kent Community Health NHS Trust

88.

Sheffield City Council

88.

Lothian & Borders Fire and Rescue Service

88.

West Yorkshire Probation Trust

91.

National Audit Office

91.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

93.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

93.

Sussex Police

93.

Arts Council England

93.

Nationwide Building Society

97.

Gwent Police

97.

J.P. morgan

97.

Royal Bank of
Scotland Group

100.

Northwards Housing