Today is a huge celebration of the employers who are placing inclusion at the heart of their work.
There are eight organisations this year who we are celebrating as Star Performers – leaders in their sectors, and pioneers in their approach to equality.
The Stonewall Star Performers are Accenture, Barclays, EY, Gentoo, Goldman Sachs, Home Office, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Simmons & Simmons.
They have all consistently topped our Index, and graduated out of the Top 100 list in 2013.
Since then, we have been working with them on a set of strategic goals. In addition, each actively mentors another employer that is working to create a workplace culture inclusive of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. Through regular contact, the two organisations develop strategies to transform workplace cultures.
This year, we asked each of our Star Performers to share what they have learned, in the form of a best-practice guide on a topic where they have shown significant progress.
Ranging from working in India to embedding equality in procurement, these guides give other employers a practical insight into transformative good practice.
We would like to extend our thanks and congratulations to our Star Performers, and all the organisations in our Top 100 employers list today, who are working towards achieving acceptance without exception for LGBT people around the world.