Five consultancies among the UK’s top 100 LGBTQ+ employers


Five consultancies have been named by Stonewall as one of the UK’s top 100 LGBTQ+ employers. The companies were awarded the spaces after demonstrating their commitment to fostering truly inclusive work environments.

Founded in 1989, Stonewall is an LGBTQ+ rights charity in the UK. To recognize employers who demonstrate a strong commitment to equality, Stonewall annually conducts research into company performance and highlights the best in its Workplace Equality Index (WEI). Organizations are judged in 10 distinct areas of employment policy and practice, including networking groups, career development, training and community engagement.

In 2022, almost 80,000 employees from more than 400 organizations took part in the staff opinion survey. This data is then used to inform Stonewall’s annual Top 100 Employers list. Organizations are ranked based on their efforts and commitment to creating welcoming environments for their LGBTQ+ staff.

“We spend so much time at work, and our careers can be a big part of how we define ourselves. Every lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer person should be able to be themselves at work,” said Liz Ward , Director of Programs at Stonewall. “Whether it’s understanding how HR policies, such as parental leave, will affect them or being reassured that they can talk openly about their lives and their partners at the coffee machine, the impact of inclusive workplaces can change their lives.

This year, five consultancies have made it into the UK’s Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employers. According to Ward, this “fantastic” achievement was due to “their hard work and commitment to creating an inclusive work environment.”

KPMG

Position in the list of the top 100 LGBTQ+ employers: 17

How KPMG supports LGBQT+ inclusion
KPMG in the UK has been named in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers for the past five consecutive years, and has also been recognized in the British LGBT Awards Top 10 Inclusive Employers in 2021. Voluntary publication of its gender pay gap sexual orientation in 2020, before that being a legal obligation to do so. KPMG’s Breathe Employee Network exists to celebrate and promote LGBTQ+ awareness, providing opportunities for colleagues to share experiences, gain professional development advice and engage non-LGBTQ+ colleagues. The network also engages customers to raise LGBTQ+ awareness.

Olivier Wyman

Position in the list of the top 100 LGBTQ+ employers: 53

How Oliver Wyman Supports LGBQT+ Inclusion
Another pervasive in the Stonewall ranking, Oliver Wyman is committed to creating an environment that prioritizes fairness, values ​​inclusion and expects respect. The firm’s values ​​are global and regardless of where its clients operate, it does not tolerate homophobia or transphobia. While Oliver Wyman’s inclusion efforts aim to empower colleagues around the world to live authentically, his LGBTQ+ network and allies, GLOW, supports inclusion and diversity initiatives and champions the unique needs of colleagues. LGBT+ and Oliver Wyman allies around the world.

OC&C Strategy Consultants

Position in the list of the top 100 LGBTQ+ employers: 81

How OC&C Supports LGBQT+ Inclusion
The LGBTQ+ network aims to create and sustain an environment within OC&C in which all individuals feel able to give their full attention to work and feel empowered to succeed, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and race. gender expression. The network is in partnership with two charities: UK-based Just Like Us, which works with schools to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia; and SpeakOut Boston, the oldest LGBTQ+ speakers bureau in the United States. OC&C has also been part of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions program for several years, with a press release on its Top 100 status stating, “We are delighted that our work to build a more LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace has been recognized.

EY

Position in the list of the top 100 LGBTQ+ employers: 89

How EY supports LGBQT+ inclusion
Unity is a professional network in EY member firm offices around the world that promotes LGBT+ inclusivity among its employees and surrounding communities through education and team building. Founded in 1995, the network was one of the first of its kind in the UK private sector and the first employee-led network at EY. There are now 4,750 members in more than 70 countries and territories around the world.

RSM

Position in the list of the top 100 LGBTQ+ employers: 89

How RSM supports LGBQT+ inclusion
RSM’s Pride Employee Network Group promotes an LGBTQ+ inclusive culture and empowers its members to be authentic themselves through leadership training, business development training, networking opportunities and LBGTQ+ community activities . He also participates in the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, which features workshops, expert panels, networking mixers, and plenaries with keynotes from prominent LGBTQ+ leaders and allies. Through Out & Equal, RSM Pride members have access to executive leadership development, training and consulting, and professional networking opportunities that create inclusive and welcoming work environments.

According to a study by BCG, the UK ranks second in a list of countries where LGBT+ talent feels comfortable going out for work. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to strengthen inclusiveness and equality in UK offices. The company also found that LGBTQ+ workers received an average annual salary almost £7,000 less than their ‘straight’ counterparts, while one in four respondents added that they were ‘in the closet’ at the time. work.

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