Trowers & Hamlins climbs 103 places in Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has moved up 103 places to be ranked 154th out of 434 in the 2018 national Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. The firm also achieved a 93 point score out of a possible 200 for its dedication to champion inclusion and pushing equality forward.
The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index is Britain's leading good practice forum on sexual orientation in the workplace. The programme includes an annual benchmarking exercise to measure progress businesses make in being diverse employers. It rates organisations on the actions they take, from staff training to profiling role models, that help create a workplace – and so a world – where LGBTQ+ people are treated with dignity and respect.
Helen Randall, Partner and Champion of Diversity and Inclusion commented:
"We are extremely proud that our firm has moved up 103 places from last year in the StonewallIndex. We are a firm that champions the importance of diversity and we believe individuals should be able to be themselves at work.. We work with Aspiring Solicitors to recruit diverse talent. Our Trowers Includes' networks run an amazing array of inspiring activities from fundraising for the Albert Kennedy Trust, going on Pride to trans-awareness training.. We are all committed to maintaining our inclusive environment and valuing diversity. This result is testament to the success of what we are doing and a great way to start our celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month, and up and coming celebrations for International Women's Day."
In 2017 the firm ranked 257th resulting in a total increase of 178 places in two years.