Companies awarded for workplace diversity, inclusivity

Ten Spanish companies presented FELGTB federation's EMIDIS awards for workplace diversity. Photo: FELGTB via Twitter
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? FELGTB federation names “top 10” LGBT-friendly companies in Spain
? List includes Spain’s Telefónica, plus nine multinational subsidiaries

When it comes to having a successful business, a lot of companies will try many different things to ensure that their employees are happy working with them. For example, many companies will want to make sure that their employees have everything that they could possibly need. Ranging from a good desk, chair, computer, even something as simple as sticky tape could make all the difference to your employee’s happiness.

Of course, it can go a lot further than this to make sure that your employees are happy working for you. And that is making that the office is diverse and accepting of everyone. Some companies have recognized this and have already implemented diversity programs in the workplace. Spain’s national LGBT+ federation has named the top ten companies working to promote diversity and sexual inclusion in the workplace, with the Spanish subsidiaries of five foreign-based multinational corporations topping the annual list.

The designation of the ten companies results from the annual EDEMI survey of major employers in Spain carried out by the Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gais, Transexuales y Bisexuales (FELGTB, or National Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals).


Following the organization’s 2018 survey, the annual EDEMIS awards for best practices in workplace diversity and sexual and gender inclusivity were presented to nine Spanish affiliates of foreign-based parent corporations and one Spain-based multinational.

Companies making the the EDEMIS top-ten list this year, were: P&G (Proctor & Gamble), international consulting firm Accenture, telecoms provider Vodafone, global software firm SAP, Nielsen Holdings, IBM, Spanish telecoms company Telefónica, tech-giant Oracle, French insurance company AXA and UK-based insurer Admiral.

According to the FELGTB, nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of major employers participating in its annual EDEMIS survey have equality plans in place that specifically include guidelines on sexual orientation and gender diversity, with 93 percent of companies surveyed having assigned a person as responsible for diversity practices within the organization.

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