This year, 434 employers submitted entries to Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2018, an annual audit of workplace culture for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff and the definitive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace. The best performing employers have been revealed this morning and Capgemini is featured at number 63.
Christine Hodgson, Chairman at Capgemini UK, commented: “We are delighted and honoured that Capgemini features on the Stonewall Top 100 employers list for the first time. We are very proud of the work we’ve put into supporting the LGBTQ+ community since the launch of our OUTfront network in 2009; just in the last year we have organised a conference for over 150 attendees to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and have launched an OUTfront Ambassadors programme to reach even more people working at Capgemini’s sites across the country. OUTfront is now an integral part of our business planning from the perspective of employee engagement, client intimacy and high-impact team development. Our leadership team sees diversity and inclusion as a central pillar of providing a welcoming workplace for everyone from any background that drives great business results.”
As part of the Index, there is a staff feedback questionnaire that participating employers can ask their staff to complete. This year Stonewall received over 92,000 responses to the staff survey making it one of the largest national employment surveys in Britain.
Darren Towers, Executive Director at Stonewall, said: “Capgemini and all those who have made this year’s Top 100 Employers list have done a fantastic job. Taking part in our Index shows real commitment to understanding and advancing LGBT equality. This year, for the first time, the Index looked at what employers were doing for trans equality in the workplace. This work is crucial. We recently published LGBT in Britain: Trans Report, which revealed the profound inequality facing trans people in Britain today. Half of trans people have hidden their identity at work for fear of discrimination. This must change and it’s encouraging to see so many organisations make a commitment to trans equality. With their support and hard work we can create a world where all lesbian, gay, bi and trans employees are welcomed and accepted without exception.”