Barclays named as one of Stonewall’s 2018 Top Global Employers 19 Jul 2018 06:47 Barclays has been praised as one of the Top Global Employers by leading lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, Stonewall. At an event held in London last night, Barclays received their commendation from Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Ukraine, Judith Gough CMG. Barclays was just one of 13 organisations to be recognised with this prestigious accolade. Stonewall’s Top Global Employers list celebrates the pioneering efforts of leading organisations to create inclusive workplaces and advance equality for LGBT people wherever they are in the world. It is compiled from submissions to the Global Workplace Equality Index (GWEI): a powerful benchmarking tool used by employers to create inclusive workplaces across the international markets in which they operate. Mark McLane, Barclays’ Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion said: “We are incredibly proud to have been named by Stonewall as one of their Top Global Employers for a 6th consecutive year. We are want to ensure that all colleagues across our business feel comfortable in bringing their whole selves to work and feel included, empowering them to contribute fully to Barclays vision and goals. To be consistently named on this exclusive list is testament to our commitment of driving greater LGBT+ equality in the workplace.” Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive, Stonewall said: “Barclays have demonstrated a real commitment to ensuring that all their lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff and stakeholders feel included at work. These businesses truly are at forefront of driving global LGBT inclusion in the workplace, and between them reach nearly 900,000 people. “There is so much left to do to ensure that lesbian, gay, bi and trans employees feel able to be themselves at work, no matter where they are. We’re proud to work with Barclays, who operate in some extremely difficult contexts, to create workplaces that are inclusive and supportive of LGBT people and equality.” The full report by Stonewall can be found here. - Ends - For further information, please contact: Barclays Media Relations Pia-Louise Stephenson +44 (0) 20 7116 0587 About Barclays Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 80,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.home.barclays .