Stonewall has announced that Everything Everywhere has joined its Diversity Champions programme to promote and develop good practise for employers, making it the first telecommunications company to join. The programme, run by the gay equality charity, promotes a good working environment for all existing and potential employees and helps to ensure equal treatment for those who are lesbian, gay or bisexual.
Everything Everywhere joins businesses as diverse as Enterprise Rent-a-Car, IBM and Google UK on the programme, which has over 600 major employer members.
‘By supporting and developing our lesbian, gay and bisexual staff through the Diversity Champions programme we’re sending out a powerful message both to our existing and potential employees,’ says Liza Strong, Director of Culture and Engagement, Everything Everywhere. ‘We’re proud to join the programme and look forward to developing our work around sexual orientation.’
Laura Doughty, Stonewall Deputy Chief Executive said: ‘By joining the Diversity Champions programme Everything Everywhere has recognised that people perform better when they can be themselves and work within an inclusive and supportive environment. Our members are forward thinking 21st century employers who want to recruit, recognise, and retain the very best talent regardless of background. Good employers understand that providing support for all their staff improves their operational effectiveness.’