EY named as Top Five gay-friendly employer by Stonewall

15 January 2014

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EY has today been named as one of the UK’s leading gay friendly employers, ranking fifth place in Stonewall’s annual Workplace Equality Index of top 100 public and private sector companies.

The professional services firm also achieved third place in Stonewall’s listing of global employers and scooped a Star Performer Network Group award for its gay, lesbian and bisexual and transgender network, EYGLES.

Commenting on the firm’s success, Liz Bingham, EY’s Managing Partner for Talent in the UK & Ireland says: “I am immensely proud of today’s announcement. Receiving top five rankings in both the UK and global benchmarks is a real achievement, particularly given the competitive nature of the Workplace Equality Index.

“Fundamentally, we believe that diverse teams make better business decisions, which is why we are investing in our employee networks, talent programmes and unconscious bias training. We want to create an environment where everyone can succeed regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. After all, workplace equality is something that everyone at work should value and strive for."

Simon Feeke, Head of Workplace at Stonewall added: “Congratulations to EY for their performance in the 2014 Workplace Equality Index. With the most demanding criteria to date, every employer securing a position in the Top 100 has performed impressively. In a tough economic environment, where employers want their staff to perform to their full potential, the Index remains a powerful tool for giving employers a strong competitive edge and attracting the best staff – regardless of their sexual orientation.’