'We have partnered with Stonewall for ten years and value the opportunities their Diversity Champions programme provides us with to engage with a broad range of organisations on best practice and shared knowledge. Leveraging this collaborative experience helps us in our commitment to an inclusive working environment where dignity and respect are paramount.'
Anita Harper & Michelle Mendelsson, Co-Heads of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Credit Suisse
'I’m very proud that Stonewall have named us as their number one workplace. I think it’s very important that the Home Office draws employees from the widest possible talent pool and I hope what this award does - being named by Stonewall as the number one employer for lesbian, gay and bisexual people - shows that’s exactly what we’re doing.'
Home Secretary Theresa May on the importance of the Home Office being named Stonewall's most gay-friendly employer 2011
'Our involvement in the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme has had a massive impact on equality and inclusion work right across the Trust, informing the development of our equality objectives as well as the establishment of a dynamic and highly visible LGBT Forum and other forums representing different protected characteristic groups, all collaborating together. Our on-going contact with Stonewall pushes us to new challenges - to work even harder to enable everyone, regardless of background, to be welcome and to flourish in our Trust.'
Bill O’Neill, Assistant Director, Organisation Development, London Ambulance Service
'The Stonewall Scotland workplace team have provided fantastic support to COPFS through the Diversity Champion programme, giving invaluable advice and guidance on a range of LGB issues and helping us improve the way we engage with our LGB staff. The opportunity to network with other organisations that are part of the programme has been hugely beneficial too, and we look forward to continuing to work with Stonewall as Diversity Champions in the coming years.'
Catherine Dyer, Crown Agent, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
'To say we are thrilled and proud to be named Stonewall’s Employer of the Year 2012 is truly an understatement. We believe that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusiveness is not only important for our people, but is also a business imperative in what is an increasingly competitive and interconnected world… Our engagement with Stonewall has directly resulted in change within our firm; good for our people and our reputation in the marketplace.'
Liz Bingham, Managing Partner for People, Ernst & Young
'Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme offers specialist resources for organisations seeking to become an employer of choice for LGB talent… Top of the Stonewall Index, Ernst & Young can now measure the business case after conducting global research around the correlation of employee engagement and the performance of business units. There was a clear link between those businesses with high engagement scores and the best profitability.'
Financial Times, Thursday 12 July 2012