Hi, I’m Ben Brosnan, the Vice Chair of Respect, our LGBT+ colleague network.
One of the roles of the network is to challenge the business to be as inclusive and LGBT+ friendly as possible. As well as creating networking opportunities and offering support, we work closely with the Diversity team in HR, on things like the recent launch of our new Trans Policy.
To make sure we’re doing the right things by our LGBT+ colleagues, we need your feedback about what it’s like working here, so we’re asking all colleagues (whether you identify as LGBT+ or not) to fill in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index Survey.
The survey ranks UK businesses on how they look after LGBT+ colleagues and customers – covering everything from policy and benefits, to colleague networks and community engagement.
It really does make a difference as it tells us what we need to focus on. Last year we ranked 31 out of 400 in the Workplace Equality Index – it told us that we needed a more diverse range of LGBT+ role models, so this year we’ve showcased more LGBT+ leaders and given colleagues the opportunity to learn from their experiences.
Fill it in by 4 November
Please fill in the survey by 4 November. Our employer’s code is 1621.
This is just so Stonewall can make sure that answers about the Co-op are from Co-op colleagues. The survey itself is completely anonymous though, and all we get back from Stonewall is high level data, rather than specific feedback.