UK Workplace Equality Index | Stonewall
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UK Workplace Equality Index

Submissions close: 5pm GMT, 30 November 2023

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

Receive crucial feedback

Our world-leading experts are able to advise you on the best course of action for your company.

Endorse equality

By submitting your application to the WEI, you’re striving for excellence in LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Be a top 100 employer

Successful applicants may achieve a coveted top 100 employers spot, enticing the best in LGBTQ+ talent.

How does the Workplace Equality Index work?

We assess your organisation's achievements and progress on LGBT equality.

Our experts in LGBTQ+ inclusion have created a sophisticated scoring system in which they give feedback to you and your company, enabling you to understand what's going well and where you need to focus your efforts.

After you have completed your submission, which involves surveys from people within your organisation, you will be awarded a gold, silver or bronze award - you may be eligible to become one of the top 100 workplaces!

If you're already one of our Diversity Champions, you will receive a more in-depth feedback form with your application.

Read more: How do I get my company to apply to the WEI?

2024 submissions

  • 5 September 2023: Submissions to the Workplace Equality Index 2024 open, including employer submissions and Staff Feedback Questionnaire
  • 30 November 2023 (5pm GMT): Employer submissions to the WEI 2024 close
  • 15 December 2023: Staff Feedback Questionnaire submissions to the WEI 2024 close
  • Spring 2024: WEI 2024 launch
  • Spring and summer 2024: Feedback for the WEI 2024

If you're already one of our Diversity Champions, you will receive a more in-depth feedback form with your application.

Diversity Champions can also access our member-only resources with guidance on how to complete your submission.

Why apply to the WEI?

Applying to the WEI shows your commitment

Entering the Index is a fantastic way to show your commitment to LGBTQ+ equality. It demonstrates that making your workplace, services and products LGBTQ+ inclusive is a priority.

We celebrate Stonewall's Top 100 Employers from the highest-scoring Workplace Equality Index submissions. If you achieve a Top 100 spot, you can use the Top 100 Employers logo to promote your achievement.

Applying to the WEI helps you understand your employees' experiences

Understanding the lived experiences of your employees is crucial to inclusion; your employees may be experiencing homophobia, biphobia or transphobia in the workplace without you knowing.

The Index will give you insight into staff experiences through an anonymous survey. All you need to do is promote the survey to your employees and leave the rest to us.

Diversity Champions will receive a survey summary showing employee opinions, attitudes and experiences. You’ll also be able to compare your organisation’s data to sector and regional averages.

Applying to the WEI helps your company build an action plan

Employers benefit the most from the Index when they use it as a developmental framework. 

One feature of the Diversity Champions programme is feedback on your Index submission. Once we've reviewed your work, we'll give you in-depth written and verbal feedback. We'll also provide you with best practice examples and ways we can support you further.