October 29, 2015
For the second year in a row, IBM has been named the world’s most LGBT-inclusive (Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender) employer by Workplace Pride Foundation’ Global Benchmark. BNP Paribas of France and Shell of the Netherlands scored 2nd and 3rd place respectively. The announcement is the result of the Foundation’s 2015 Global Benchmark survey in which twenty-one major employers were scored for their LGBT workplace inclusion policies and practices around the world. Together, these organizations represent 2.4 million employees in over 100 countries worldwide.
“In this time of growing awareness of LGBT topics around the world, IBM is proud to play a role inraising the bar for more inclusive workplaces” said Harry van Dorenmalen, IBM Europe, General Manager BeNeLux.“IBM and its peers taking part in the Global Benchmark want our employees to be able to be themselves, and enable them to thrive, no matter where they work”
Organizations taking part in the Global Benchmark survey for the 2nd year scored an average of 10.25% higher than last year on creating LGBT-inclusive policies and practices. Below is an overview of the top improvers and the percentage of improvement over 2014.
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