November 7, 2016
IBM has been named the world’s most LGBT-inclusive (Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender) employer by Amsterdam-based Workplace Pride Foundation for the 3rd year in a row. The announcement is the result of the Foundation’s 2016 Global Benchmark survey in which 30 major employers were scored for their LGBT workplace inclusion policies and practices around the world. Together, these organizations represent 3 million employees in over 100 countries worldwide.
Top 10 employers as scored against the 100% of the Global Benchmark include:
“This year’s Global Benchmark saw a 40% increase in the number of participants ” said David Pollard, Executive Director, Workplace Pride.“ We congratulate IBM and all of the 2016 Global Benchmark participants as they are making good on their commitments to create workplaces around the world where LGBT people can be themselves”
Organizations taking part in the 3rd Global Benchmark survey scored a median of 61%, up from 58% in 2015 and 51% in 2014 indicating overall progress among participants.
Top 5 improvers compared to the 2015 Global Benchmark: (% increase)
1. Randstad: +35.11%
2. UWV: +27.43%
3. KPN +17.01%
4. NautaDutilh +12.78%
5. PostNL +10.30%
Accenture was the highest scoring new entrant to the 2016 Global Benchmark with 83.78%
Workplace Pride congratulates all of those organizations that took part in the Global Benchmark!