This Tech Giant Was Named The Most Gay-Friendly Company In The World

This is the third year that Workplace Pride has conducted the survey.

For a third year in row IBM has been named the world’s most LGBT-inclusive employer by Amsterdam-based Workplace Pride Foundation.

This is the third year that Workplace Pride has conducted the Global Benchmark Survey to see which companies are the most LGBT-friendly. The companies submit themselves for evaluation.


IBM office building at Dubai Internet City in United Arab Emirates UAE

Last year's survey examined 21 companies, but that number was raised to 30 for this year's evaluation.

Between the companies surveyed they have over 3 million employees in over 100 countries. The top ten companies, and their respective benchmark scores can be seen in the graph below:

According to Workplace Pride "organizations taking part in the 3rd Global Benchmark survey scored a median of 61%, up from 58% in 2015 and 51% in 2014 indicating overall progress among participants."

The highest scoring new company in the survey was Accenture, with a score of 83.78%.

Top 5 improvers compared to the 2015 Global Benchmark: (% increase)

1. Randstad: +35.11%

2. UWV: +27.43%

3. KPN +17.01%

4. NautaDutilh +12.78%

5. PostNL +10.30%

“This year’s Global Benchmark saw a 40% increase in the number of participants,” said Executive Director of Workplace Pride, David Pollard in a statement.

“We congratulate IBM and all of the 2016 Global Benchmark participants as they are making good on their commitments to create workplaces around the world where LGBT people can be themselves.”

h/t: GayStarNews

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