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CGL continues to climb the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

CGL continues to climb the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

12 February 2018

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index is the definitive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) inclusion in the workplace. Those who take part know that people perform better when they can be themselves.

Participating employers demonstrate their work in 10 areas of employment policy and practice. Staff from across the organisation also complete an anonymous survey about their experiences of diversity and inclusion at work.

Organisations then receive their scores, enabling them to understand what’s going well and where they need to focus their efforts, as well as see how they’ve performed in comparison with their sector and region. The 100 best-performing organisations are celebrated publicly.

Within CGL we are beginning to make real progress in terms of LGBT equality and inclusion. For example, CGL’s Workplace Equality Index ranking for 2018 increased by an impressive 89 points. As a result we are now ranked 169 out of 434 participating organisations. The reasons for the improved ranking include CGL’s increased involvement and support for UK Pride events during 2017, more effective use of social media to publicise the organisation’s support for LGBT equality and inclusion and the establishment of the CGL staff LGBT+ forum.

For more information about Stonewall, please visit their website. You can also read our latest LGBT History Month blog about language, gender identity and trans inclusion here.