Tonight Stonewall, Europe’s biggest LGB charity, will be unveiling their 2013 Workplace Equality Index.
Published in workplace guide Out At Work, Accenture has been named the number one employer for LGB employees in the UK with housing developer Gentoo coming second and the Co-operative coming third.
In conjunction with the index Goldman Sachs were given the Employee Network Group of the Year, Nationwide were named the Most Improved Employer and Chief Constable Alex Marshall was named the Individual Champion of the Year.
Ben Summerskill, Stonewall Chief Executive said. ‘Every employer in the Top 100 has performed impressively. These results are significant as it’s just ten years since we won vital legal protections for gay people in the workplace. Britain’s 1.7 million gay staff and 150,000 gay university students can now confidently use the Index to select a welcoming employer, or look further, safe in the knowledge that they are protected from discrimination.’
Olly Benzecry, senior managing director of Accenture in the UK and Ireland said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to receive this recognition from Stonewall. It is a huge credit to our LGBT network. One reason Accenture is a successful business is because of the individuals and groups who make it a great place for people to work and perform at their best.’
Nearly 9,000 employees took part in confidential surveys rating their company’s performance in LGB related matters.
The full Stonewall Top 100 Workplace Equality Index will be published at www.outatwork.co.uk at 6.30pm.