IBM tops Stonewall's list of 2010 gay-friendly employers

Gay lobbying group Stonewall has named IBM as the best place to work in 2010 for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. 

Seven thousand people took part in survey to establish the 2010 Top 100 Employers Index, and said that staff satisfaction levels were highest at the top ranking organisations.

This is the second time in four years that IBM has been named the most gay-friendly employer.

Brendon Riley, chief executive officer, IBM UK & Ireland, said: "IBM is extremely proud to accept this important accolade. In 2009 we celebrated the 25th anniversary of IBM’s global LGB non-discrimination policy – but we’re constantly looking for new ways to enrich and broaden the scope of what we can achieve. At IBM, we pride ourselves on delivering a working environment which reflects equality of opportunity and experience for all. Diversity constitutes our character, our identity and ultimately our success – it is in our DNA."

The majority of entries in the 2010 Index are from the public sector and professional services firms, but engineering firms in the top 100 include Transport for London, Ford and the National Grid.

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