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Over 800 employers have taken part in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index since it launched in 2005. The testimonials below show how the index has helped organisations change for the better.

‘Have we considered this? Can we do more? Having Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index as a guide over the years has certainly forced us to think innovatively.’
Shefali Gupta, Vice President, Global Leadership and Diversity, Goldman Sachs

‘This is our fifth year of involvement in the prestigious Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and our second in the Health Equality Index. Having access to such a wealth of support and research, and benchmarking ourselves against the best employers and health providers, enables us to ensure our services are world class - serving the needs of all our communities including our lesbian, gay and bisexual patients and service users.'
Jason Killens, Director of Operations, London Ambulance Service 

‘As a benchmarking tool, it’s the best in the class.’
Mark Mclane, Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Barclays

‘Our LGB staff group and the work it does on diversity has impacted positively across all strands of diversity within Metropolitan, impacting on how we engage with our major suppliers, our customers and colleagues. Greater consideration is now given to the information we gather from our diversity monitoring and how this is used to inform our business going forward. Completing the index each year means we are constantly considering and improving our equality and diversity not just for our LGBT staff but for all our staff and customers.
Pamela Sinnott, Commercial Development Manager, Metropolitan

‘We regard the Workplace Equality Index as a hugely important benchmarking tool because our clients and our competitors are also doing this. It lets us actively demonstrate and show evidence of what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.’
Deborah Richards, Diversity and Inclusion Leader, IBM

‘It gives us the carrot. It gives us that focus, especially when there are so many things that can side-track you and it’s easy to forget certain things. Stonewall gives us that focus. It gives us that market to check back against and keeps us on the right track.’
Karen Froggatt, Locality Director, Victim Support 

‘The Index has been really helpful in driving change because it gives us opportunities to talk about where we are, to show progress and to explain to people what we’re doing and how we’re being recognised externally for our work.’
Tim Jarman, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusiveness, EY

‘It’s a signature strength. And some people are attracted to work here because of that. Some people I know have moved to us so that they can receive our services. So, two things I’m most proud of this year is our place in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and that we are the most improved green organisation. Suddenly The Times start asking for interviews because we’re in Stonewall’s Top 10. And we celebrate that. It’s a great measure of organisational culture.’
Professor Mike Cooke CBE, Chief Executive, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

‘A place in the Stonewall 100 is coveted by big employers, a sign of their openness and inclusivity, with a kite mark proudly displayed on their corporate literature.’
The Independent, Thursday 23 June 2011