Lloyd’s is the only insurance firm that has made this year’s Top 100 Employers list, released today by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall.
This is the first year that Lloyd’s has appeared in the Top 100 and places at 95.
John Neal, CEO, Lloyd’s, said: ‘It’s great to be recognised for the first time in the Top 100 of the 2019 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. This achievement shows our commitment to making Lloyd’s an even better place to work by supporting our LGBT colleagues and their success.’
Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers is the definitive list showcasing the best employers for lesbian, gay and bi staff and is compiled from submissions to the Workplace Equality Index, a powerful benchmarking tool used by employers to create inclusive workplaces.
This year’s Top 100 was the most competitive ever with 445 employers vying for a coveted spot.
Last year, Stonewall released research that showed more than a third of LGBT staff (35 per cent) have hidden they are LGBT at work and almost one in five LGBT employees (18 per cent) have been the target of negative comments from colleagues because of their identity.
Darren Towers, Stonewall’s Executive Director said: ‘Lloyd’s and all those who have made this year’s Top 100 Employers list have done a wonderful job. LGBT-inclusive employers play a crucial role in changing society by using their power and influence to protect and support LGBT people. With so many organisations like Lloyd’s displaying such a strong commitment to LGBT equality, we are one step closer to creating a world where all lesbian, gay, bi and trans employees are welcomed and accepted without exception.’
Full results of the Top 100 Employers list can be found online at: www.stonewall.org.uk/t1002019