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Leading diversity campaigner Stonewall has announced their top 100 list of the most inclusive employers in the UK.

Stonewall’s workplace equality index attracted submissions from 439 employers, with over 90,000 workers participating in the survey. In the foreword of the report, Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, describes the nature of the survey, and highlights the importance of inclusion in the modern workplace.

“The Workplace Equality Index is a tool designed to help measure your performance and progress,” she writes. “By using this framework, you are actively demonstrating your commitment to LGBT equality – to your staff, service users and customers.

“Now in its thirteenth year, the Index is reaching more people than ever before – with over 430 employers participating, an improvement in overall scores and a record 91,248 responses to the staff feedback questionnaire.

“The 2018 Index will be the first in a new three-year cycle. Informed by feedback, consultation and the best practice we’ve gathered, gender identity criteria will be fully integrated into the new Index. I’m proud that, for the first time, organisations will have to demonstrate their commitment to trans inclusion before they can be recognised as a Stonewall Top 100 employer.”

Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index