What it means to be a diversity champion


Viridian is a Diversity Champion registered organisation on Stonewall's Diversity Index Programme. Stonewall is Britain’s leading best-practice employers' forum for sexual orientation and gender identity equality.

As a Stonewall Diversity Champion we participate in the annual Workplace Equality Index, (WEI). The WEI is an evidence-based benchmarking tool used by employers to assess their achievements and progress on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion in the workplace. Organisation that participate in the WEI process must demonstrate their commitment to LGB&T inclusion in the workplace across 10 areas such as for example, employment policy and practice, colleague development and employee engagement.

There are over 700 organisations across public, private and third sectors registered on the WEI programme, Viridian significantly increased its 2015-2016 Index score compared to the previous year.