Moody's named top financial services employer in 2015 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
“We are proud that Moody’s efforts in building an inclusive workplace culture and diverse workforce, which are fundamental to our success, have been recognized with a top ranking in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index,” said Lisa Westlake, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Moody's.
Almost 400 businesses submitted applications to the 2015 WEI, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, diversity and inclusion training programmes, support for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), procurement practices and public engagement with the LGBT community.
“Moody's and every single employer who secured a position on the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2015 list performed remarkably this year. Competition has never been fiercer and the new criteria this year has pushed all of the Top 100 to work harder than ever before,” said Simon Feeke, Stonewall Director of Workplace Programmes.
Moody's recognition by Stonewall comes after Moody’s was recognized for the third year in a row as a top employer for LGBT workplace equality in the US, with a 100% score on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Moody’s is an active participant in a range of programmes to support workplace equality. In 2014, Moody’s participated in the annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) through a message of support on its homepage that was viewed over 150,000 times. Moody’s guide for line managers on supporting LGBT staff was selected as a best-practice example by Stonewall.
For more information on the 2015 Workplace Equality Index visit Stonewall’s website.