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Workplace equality recognised

19 January 2016

Stonewall 2016

Top 20 ranking in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index

The University’s commitment to equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees has been recognised with a top 20 ranking in a national survey.

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016 ranks the University 20th out of 100 employers making it the best performing Higher Education Institution in the survey.

It is the first time that the University has broken into the Index’s top 20 after featuring in the top 100 for the last five years.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan said: “This is excellent news and a real testament to the commitment of all involved. I'm very pleased at our continuous progress in this Index and the recognition it provides for the efforts we have taken to ensure an inclusive, welcoming and productive working environment for all at the University.”

Karen Cooke, chair of the University's LGBT+ staff network, Enfys said: “To feature in the Top 20 of the Workplace Index is recognition of the hard work and determination of a number of people across the University who have been committed to LGBT+ equality for many years.  The main aim of this work will always be to create an environment where our students and staff can be themselves during work and study at Cardiff University. ”

The University submits an entry for Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index on an annual basis. Now in its 12th year, the Index celebrates the pioneering efforts of leading organisations to capitalise on the strengths of a diverse workforce.

More than 1,000 organisations have taken part in the Workplace Equality Index since it began and it has become the definitive list for showcasing the best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. 

The Index is evidence-based and enables organisations to assess their achievements and progress on LGBT equality in the workplace including policy, staff engagement and career development.

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