Stonewall Top 100

19 January 2017

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Cardiff University is the highest-ranked university in the UK for its commitment to LGBT+ staff in one of the largest employment surveys in the country.

The Stonewall Top 100 Employers is an annual audit of workplace culture for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff and features the best performing employers on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index.

The University is ranked 23rd overall in the list of 100 employers – ahead of 11 other universities featuring in the Index.

It is the seventh year that the University has featured in the Index, in recognition of its commitment to equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.

Karen Cooke Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network said: "The Stonewall Top 100 is one of the benchmarks we use to ensure the University remains committed to LGBT+ equality..."

"To have remained in the Top 100 for a 7th year is an incredible achievement."

Karen Cooke, Chair of Enfys

"Although we have dropped three places this year, to feature in the top quarter of the Index is recognition of the considerable work we have done."

“We know that work remains and in an organisation of over 6,000 members of staff there is still plenty to do, particularly with our Bi and Trans colleagues, to create the best environment for LGBT+ staff and students.”

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Elizabeth Treasure said: “Our continued presence in the Stonewall Top 100 represents the hard work of many people to raise the profile of LGBT+ equality across the University..."

“This is an extremely competitive list, which includes only 11 other universities. We will continue to do all that we can to reinforce our commitment to provide an inclusive, welcoming and productive working environment for all staff.”

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor and Honorary Consultant, Dental Public Health

The Workplace Equality Index is Britain's leading tool for employers to measure their efforts to tackle discrimination and create inclusive workplaces for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.

Over 430 employers submitted entries to the 2017 Index, across the public, private and third sectors. It is based on a range of key indicators which include a confidential survey of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees, with over 90,000 responses.

Duncan Bradshaw, Director of Membership Programmes, Stonewall said: “Cardiff University and all those who have made this year’s Top 100 Employers list have done a fantastic job, and really do put equality and inclusion at the forefront of their work. We were thrilled to have 439 submissions for this year’s Index, one of the most competitive yet, and I would like to thank each and every organisation that took part...."

"With your continued efforts and hard work, we will continue to work toward a world where all lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff are welcomed and accepted without exception in their workplaces.”

Duncan Bradshaw, Director of Membership Programmes, Stonewall

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