India Workplace Equality Index 2022 (IWEI) released its latest list celebrating the winners of the India Workplace Equality Index. The IWEI was launched in February 2020 by Keshav Suri Foundation and Pride Circle along with Stonewall UK. The IWEI is India’s only comprehensive benchmarking study that measures efforts put in by organisations towards including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees in their workforces.
The study focuses on nine core areas of employment policies and practices such as employee life cycle, employee resource group, allies and role models, senior leadership, monitoring, procurement, community engagement, policies and benefits, and other initiatives taken by a company for the LGBTQ+ community.
This time, the list nominated 105 organisations which is almost double the number it had last time. Out of these 105, 30 organisations received the gold employer badge in IWQI 2022, 26 received the silver badge, and 27 received the bronze badge.
The gold badge is given to organisations that have successfully embedded LGBT+ inclusion in their policies. This also demonstrates their long-term and in-depth commitment towards LGBT+ inclusion. The list witnessed many big names including Accenture, Deloitte, JP Morgan, TATA Steel, EY, WIPRO and so on, that are also the Gold employers.
The list has two more categories: The Silver employers and Bronze employers. The silver category comprises companies that have made significant achievements in promoting LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace by demonstrating progress and impact over time. Similarly, the bronze category comprises those employers who have started their journey to better LGBT+ inclusion at work.
Companies such as Barclays, Myntra, Infosys, Sutherland and Uber were seen as the Silver employers, whereas, on the other hand, the bronze category has names such as Fujitsu, Philips, MX Player, Thomson Reuters and Morningstar.
As per the report, there were 22 organisations that did not meet the minimum threshold.