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Workplace Equality Index

Assess your progress on LGBT workplace equality

What is the Index?

The Workplace Equality Index is the definitive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on lesbian, gay, bi and trans inclusion in the workplace.

Those who take part know that people perform better when they can be themselves.

Participating employers demonstrate their work in 10 areas of employment policy and practice. Staff from across the organisation also complete an anonymous survey about their experiences of diversity and inclusion at work.

Organisations then receive their scores, enabling them to understand what’s going well and where they need to focus their efforts, as well as see how they’ve performed in comparison with their sector and region. The 100 best-performing organisations are celebrated publicly.

Stonewall Diversity Champions benefit from in-depth, tailored feedback on their submission. 

Top 100 Employers

The Top 100 Employers list is compiled from submissions to the Workplace Equality Index. Each organisation featured has done exceptional and pioneering work to help make sure that every LGBT employee can be themselves in the workplace.

We also have eight Star Performers, organisations that have ranked in the Top 10 of the Workplace Equality Index at least three times in the last five years. Discover their work.

Top 100 Employers (2017)


As a benchmarking tool, it’s the best in the class."

Mark McLane, Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Barclays


Why participate?

  • Taking part is completely free
  • Assess your organisation's achievements and progress on LGBT equality
  • Compare your performance with organisations in your region and sector
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions receive in-depth consultative feedback

Looking for more reasons to participate? Download our booklet.

Workplace Equality Index (WEI) - What's in it for us?


The Workplace Equality Index provides us with confidence that our approach is delivering success for our staff and communities.”

Melanie Hockenhull – Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service


Over 90,000 employees completed the staff survey, one of the UK's largest national employment surveys

Over 430 organisations across a range of sectors and regions took part in the 2017 Index

Interested in participating or becoming a Diversity Champion?

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Previous Top 100 reports

Top 100 reports from the last seven years can be found in the Top 100 archive.