Global Benchmark 2023: A Triumph of LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace

Organisations Worldwide Recognised for Commitment to Equality and Inclusivity

Amsterdam November 03, 2023. In a celebration of commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Global Benchmark 2023 is here, applauding organisations that have shown unwavering dedication to the LGBTIQ+ cause. This year’s benchmark results, which were announced at the 10th annual Workplace Pride Impact Awards Gala, reflect the evolving landscape, where organisations are increasingly responsive to societal changes, particularly in their relationships with the LGBTIQ+ community.

Pioneering the Path to Inclusivity

The Global Benchmark for 2023 is a testament to the remarkable organisations that are not only reshaping their workplaces but also driving substantial societal transformation. Among the standout performers for 2023, we find:

Advocates: These are the organisations that have set the gold standard, achieving top-level scores, consistently surpassing 90% in the 2023 results. These top achievers, listed in reverse alphabetical order, include Unilever, Sodexo, Shell, RELX Elsevier, PwC Netherlands, IBM, Dow, and Accenture.

Ambassadors: Acknowledged for their significant achievements, these organisations secured scores ranging from 70% to 90% in the 2023 results. Notable names in this category, listed in reverse alphabetical order, include Nokia, Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn & Sport, McKinsey & Company, KLM, ING, Deloitte, Cisco, Avery Dennison, Arcadis, and Aegon N.V.

Congratulations also go to those organisations who have made the greatest strides in LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion over the past year: 

Most Improved over 2022 Global Benchmark score:

Gilead Sciences Netherlands+ Belgium +30%
Kite Pharma EU B.V.+29%
Avery Dennison+25%

A Global Symbol of Inclusion

The Global Benchmark serves as a symbol of excellence in LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion across the world. It empowers organisations with valuable data, enabling them to assess and enhance LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion within their entities, regardless of their geographical location.

Each participating organisation is provided with a comprehensive assessment of their progress, categorised into eight critical dimensions: Policy & Communication, Employee Networks, Workplace Awareness, Support & Benefits, Inclusion & Engagement, Expertise & Monitoring, Business & Supplier Engagement, and Societal Impact.

Striving for Equality

For a deeper understanding of the Global Benchmark 2023 and to explore the detailed results, readers are encouraged to consult the full press release, accessible via the button below. This year’s achievements stand as a pivotal moment in the journey toward greater inclusivity and equality for all.

The Global Benchmark 2023 is not just an award but a beacon of hope, guiding organisations toward a brighter, more inclusive future for the LGBTIQ+ community in the workplace.