February is LGBT history month and we’re celebrating at Co-op with stories from LGBT+ colleagues across Co-op.
Earlier this month Stonewall announced our place in the 2018 Workplace Equality Index (WEI) where we ranked 66 and were again highly commended for our Respect LGBT+ colleague network.
Nearly 440 companies enter Stonewall’s WEI and they look closely at policy, colleague networks, allies and senior leaders, when deciding on rankings.
We’ve done better in the past, but it’s important to remember what Co-op has been through.
Our Respect LGBT+ network works hard with the Diversity and Inclusion team and all the businesses in our Co-op to support LGBT+ issues and create a truly inclusive organisation. We pride ourselves on the support we give to all our colleagues, encouraging them to be themselves always.
We need you
This year, we’re asking all Co-op colleagues which Pride events they’d like to get involved in. Please fill in this short form and let us know.
One of our big aims for 2018 is to make Respect more regional and identify allies across the business. We’re looking for colleagues across the country to help spread the word. If you’d like to get involved or find out more about Respect, email us at RespectLGBT@coop.co.uk
Co-chair of Co-op LGBT+ network