LGBT+ Employers 2016

In alphabetical order

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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. They help organisations maximise their performance and achieve their vision, implementing technology solutions to improve their clients’ productivity and efficiency, enabling them to become high-performance businesses and governments. Accenture stands out within the market by building trusted client relationships, industry differentiation and their global footprint. Accenture are the largest independent technology services provider, serve clients in more than 120 countries worldwide and work across 40 different industries.


Asda is committed to becoming Britain’s most trusted employer and retailer – for everyone! With over 160,000 colleagues, over 600 stores and millions of customers, Inclusion is at the heart of all we do. Asda is a Stonewall Top 100 LGBT employer and is leading the way for the ‘Big Four’ [Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco]. To be nominated for this award validates the hard work of colleagues and our core values of respect and integrity. From our Summer of Pride through to our transgender policy, we work on innovation and getting the basics right. Our Asda Pride group helps us get it right for our LGBT customers, from stocking LGBT press through to adding gender non-binary options.


Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.
Barclays ensures that employees of all backgrounds are treated equally and are able to contribute fully to our vision and goals. By deploying a global Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategy, which now plays a significant part in our Balanced Scorecard, the diversity of our employees is embedded into our journey to becoming the bank of choice.


Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegiate and team-based way of working. The quality of our people and their range of viewpoints ensure we understand our clients and strive to exceed their expectations, providing them with the highest quality advice.
A top 10 employer in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, we work hard to provide an inclusive environment at Clifford Chance and believe that, in order to provide our clients with the service they expect, everyone needs to be comfortable being themselves at work.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is a global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Our commitment to cultivating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working environment is absolute. The firm supports this through initiatives and partnerships with its employee networks, including the LGBT Network. Open to all employees, the Network organises events to recognise the contributions of LGBT people and raise awareness of the challenges they face.
As a Stonewall Star Performer organisation, Goldman Sachs works with the charity to support our LGBT people as our success depends on having
people who allow us to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.


IBM’s long history with LGBT workplace equality was formalised in 1984, when we included sexual orientation in our non-discrimination policy – a policy extended to include gender identity and expression in 2002. With strategy set annually by its Global LGBT executive task force (established in 1995, a network of over 40 LGBT employee business resource groups worldwide targeted leadership development opportunities and same-sex benefits policies in every country where legally allowed. IBM is focused on creating a safe and desirable workplace for all its employees, and we are exceptionally proud of this tradition and of being recognised as leaders in LGBT workplace equality.


Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has since grown successful businesses in sectors ranging from mobile telecommunications, music and travel to financial services, leisure and health. We employ more than 65,000 people in over 50 countries and are committed to ensuring that Virgin is an inclusive place to work, where differences are celebrated and our people can be themselves. We believe we can make a positive difference to people’s lives through changing business for good, so we create an environment where all people can thrive – because of who they are.