LSBU secures its place in Stonewall Top 100London South Bank University has once again been named one of the best places to work in higher education for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people
London South Bank University (LSBU) has been named among the top 100 employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in Stonewall’s annual Workplace Equality Index (WEI).
The Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2016 are the best performing employers on the Stonewall WEI, an annual survey of workplace culture for LGBT staff.
In this survey LSBU is ranked 92nd of employers in all sectors who took part – a rise of 84 places on the university’s position last year. The university is also ranked 12th of all participating employers within the higher education sector.
"This is an outstanding result that reflects LSBU's proud history of creating opportunities for people regardless of background," says Ian Mehrtens, LSBU Chief Operating Officer and executive sponsor for diversity and inclusion.
"Embracing and integrating equality and diversity is fundamental to our success and aspirations for the future, and our continued rise in the Stonewall Index reflects how our efforts to empower staff and support networks are helping to create a more diverse working environment at LSBU.”
Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall said: “London South Bank University and all of those employers that secured a place in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2016 list performed fantastically this year. We have had more submissions than ever before and so making the list is a huge achievement. I’d like to thank all of those organisations for their continued efforts to ensure that their lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and are accepted without exception.”
Over 400 employers submitted entries to the 2016 Index, which is free to enter, the highest number since the Index first opened in 2005. LSBU's voluntary participation in the programme reflects its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.