Who is the UK’s most Inclusive Employer?


The UK’s most inclusive companies revealed…

In a year like no other, the long-awaited Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Index published on December 01st showcases leading organisations working across all strands of diversity.

Now in its sixth year, the list has become the premier cross industry index harnessing best practice and innovation to drive inclusion for all. Announced through a virtual event, The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List has identified the most inclusive companies across the nation.

Organisations participating in the benchmark have provided sufficient evidence on an amalgamation of topics, designed to collate the most accurate and relevant data from employers regarding their inclusivity practices. An independent advisory panel of Diversity & Inclusion experts have reviewed and analyzed each submission, determining the rankings of each participant.

“More employers have seen their people step forward to be heard and contribute to their inclusion agenda like never before, with inclusive leadership leading at the forefront and prompting employers to examine their shortcomings internally” said Founder and CEO, Paul Sesay (pictured above) “Companies featured on this year’s list have felt the importance of ensuring individual voices are heard and standing up as responsible employers against inequality, injustice and intolerance.”

For the first time ever, a technology services and consulting company featured in 1st place on the list. Replacing University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Capgemini ranked above all other employers and increased their position by an astonishing 17 places.

A robust survey submission showed the Inclusion and Diversity agenda at Capgemini continues to develop at a significant scale. Over the last 18 months, they have shown resilience and agility while continuing to drive their inclusion strategy throughout, listening and engaging to mitigate the longer-term impact of the pandemic on their people. Sustainable change takes time, but through their continued focus on active inclusion, Capgemini are building not just a ‘new normal’ but a ‘better normal’ for all to feel included and thrive.

Bal Gill, Head of Employee Experience & Inclusion, Capgemini commented; “We’re super proud to have our efforts recognised and be in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers list for the second year running – as we work hard to put inclusion at the heart of our hybrid working world.”

Rozila Kana, Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Judge & Equality & Diversity Officer at Lancashire Constabulary, said; “It is clear from recent global events that diversity and inclusion should be a business and operational imperative that will help public sector organisations progress further as we come out of the challenges of 2020 into a world; a world with a new normality that needs to nurture compassionate leadership, a sense of belonging for staff as well as cohesive and inclusive societies.  Inclusive Companies helps organisations create cultural transformation through a “hearts and mind” approach to increase social inclusion and empowerment with the intention of embedding DEI into everything they practice as an essential ingredient.”

D&I architect Toby Mildon, added; “It’s important to recognise all of the hard work that businesses are doing to create more inclusive workplaces and Inclusive Companies do a great job of sharing best practice through the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List.”

Last year, the world was rocked by Covid19 and the senseless killing of George Floyd. Unprecedented changes brought new challenges to all businesses and those embracing diversity & inclusion found themselves in better positions to bounce back. Organisations that have ranked on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List 2021/22 have embarked on their journey of progression and have made excellent strides to become an inclusive workplace.

The full list is as follows:

50. Northumbria Police
49. Britvic Plc
48. Jardine Motors Group
47. BLM
46. Southern Water
45. Bridgend College
44. Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
43. Blake Morgan LLP
42. Reach
41. Liverpool’s Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
40. Hitachi Capital (UK) Plc
39. Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service
38. Durham Constabulary
37. St Gemma’s Hospice
36. Wiltshire Police
35. MSD
34. QA Ltd
33. Kantar
32. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
31. Northern Care Alliance NHS Group
30. Inspire North
29. Hastings Group
28. Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
27. Auto Trader Group Plc
26. Alliance Insurance
25. West Yorkshire Police
24. Midland Heart
23. Government Commercial Organisation
22. Cheshire Constabulary
21. Moneysupermarket Group
20. West Midlands Combined Authority
19. TalkTalk
18. Touchstone
17. Mitie
16. Yorkshire Building Society
15. The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
14. E-ON UK
13. Direct Line Group
12. House of Lords
11. Anglo American Plc
10. UK Power Networks
9. West Midlands Fire Service
7. United Utilities
6. LV= General Insurance
5. West Midlands Police
4. Financial Services Compensation Scheme
3. Bupa Global & UK
2. The Calico Group
1. Capgemini UK

Submissions for The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers 2022 are now open. To find out more, please visit www.inclusivecompanies.co.uk

Twitter: @inclusivetop50


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