On 18 March 2022, the government’s LGBT+ Business Champion, Iain Anderson, called on UK and global employers, staff networks, trade unions and civil society organisations to share their experiences of improving inclusivity for LGBT+ people. The LGBT+ Business Champion wants practical examples of how these organisations:
- create LGBT+ inclusive workplaces;
- support LGBT+ inclusion in their wider environment; and
- improve outcomes and experiences for LGBT+ people.
The aim is to collate examples of the above areas that have worked in practice. It has been made clear that the focus of the consultation is not on personal experiences or views of LGBT+ equality in the workplace.
Ahead of the “Safe To Be Me: A Global Equality Conference” to be held in London this June, the LGBT+ Business Champion has invited organisations to provide information on:
- what they are doing to improve the collection of LGBT+ diversity and inclusion data;
- actions being taken in the workplace to improve the outcomes and experiences of LGBT+ employees;
- the safety measures and advocacy support in place to protect LGBT+ employees in countries where discrimination against LGBT+ people is common; and
- creating a positive social and economic impact in workplaces on LGBT+ equality, including in countries where discrimination against LGBT+ people is common.
The open consultation closes at 23:45 on 28 April 2022 and is open to UK and global organisations of all sizes. Those that wish to respond can do so here.