Home Group named in Stonewall's Top 100 employers

January 31st, 2018 in Recruitment

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Home Group has been listed in Stonewall’s 2018 Index as a champion of workplace culture for LGBT colleagues.

Out of 434 entries from employers across the public, private and third sectors, the company sits in 75th position.

The list recognises and celebrates the commitment to understanding and advancing LGBT equality, and 2018’s Index marks the first time Stonewall have not just identified each employer’s pledge to equality, but also assessed how it is achieved.

Susan Fulton, Director of People at Home Group, said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve been named in Stonewall’s Index, and it’s testament to our approach on equality and diversity.

“We are huge supporters of wellbeing at work, and supporting LGBT colleagues is a part of that. Home Group’s culture is completely inclusive, and we’re delighted it’s been recognised again!”

Home Group has developed its approach over the last 18 months, through initiatives such as the Gender Reassignment and Transitioning Process.

As a keen supporter of colleague wellbeing, the North-East based company has a number of groups set up to support and promote the diversity of colleagues, through Partners in Pride, Allies Network and Human Library.

Home Group’s broader commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion supports the development of such support programs.

Darren Towers, Stonewall’s Executive Director added: “Home Group and all those who have made this year’s Top 100 Employers list have done a fantastic job.

“Taking part in our Index shows real commitment to understanding and advancing LGBT equality. This year, for the first time, the Index looked at what employers were doing for trans equality in the workplace. This work is crucial.

“With their support and hard work we can create a world where all lesbian, gay, bi and trans employees are welcomed and accepted without exception.”

Along with all other employers in the Top 100, Home Group are now members of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.