Top 100 British employers of lesbian, gay & bisexual staff for 2006 - top 10 include: IBM, Accenture, BT, Credit Suisse First Boston, JP Morgan
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Author: Simon Bowers, Guardian [UK]
The City of London's biggest banks and trading houses may be making all the right noises in public about their anti-discrimination initiatives, but homophobia is still rife throughout many offices...according to gay and lesbian campaign group Stonewall...[The] Workplace Equality Index, published in January, showed the world's second biggest bank [HSBC] had scored highly, ranking 24th in a league table of the top 100 "gay-friendly" employers. Others to rank in the top 30 were Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Barclays, UBS and - jointly ranked ninth among the 164 UK employers which took part - JP Morgan Cazenove and Credit Suisse First Boston. All had actively sought to be included in the Stonewall survey, keen to publicise their diversity credentials. Points were scored for such initiatives as gay and lesbian support groups and regular diversity training.
The [Workplace Equality] Index measures 20 criteria covering policy and practice—from having a non-discrimination policy promoted to all staff that includes sexual orientation to...supporting a lesbian and gay employee network group...On 17 January 2006 Stonewall announced the winner of the 2006 Workplace Equality Index - Staffordshire Police. IBM came second and the Department of Work and Pensions and Manchester City Council came in joint third place...[includes a link to the "top 100 employers of lesbian, gay and bisexual staff in Britain", with these companies in the top 50: Accenture, BT, Credit Suisse First Boston, JP Morgan, UBS, Barclays, Citigroup, Millivres Prowler Group, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble UK, Morgan Stanley, Aviva, Lehman Brothers, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nationwide Building Society]
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