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Whitbread awarded a Gold Award on Stonewall’s Global Workplace Equality Index of Top Global Employers

16 Feb 2023 Brand


Whitbread has been awarded a Stonewall Gold Award for the second consecutive year.

The UK’s biggest hospitality company has been ranked the highest business in the hospitality sector and 53rd overall in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index in recognition of its commitment to the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the workplace.

Diversity & Inclusion sits at the heart of Whitbread’s commitment to being a Force for Good, and plays a critical role in business strategy, including helping to retain and recruit new team members from diverse backgrounds.  

Internal inclusion networks, including GLOW, which represents Whitbread’s LGBTQ+ network help lay the foundations for creating an inclusive environment for Whitbread’s teams and guests and it strives to become the UK’s most inclusive hospitality business.

By striving to ensure a sense of belonging and representation in the workplace, GLOW helps create an environment that supports Whitbread’s growing, diverse community and ensures representation and visibility is authentic and plays an active role in shaping the business.

Chris Vaughan, Executive Sponsor for GLOW said, “It’s brilliant that we’ve managed to achieve this significant milestone once again, this year not just retaining our Gold status in the Stonewall Index, but also being recognised as the number one in our sector.  It’s been a huge privilege to be part of Whitbread’s LGBTQ+ network, GLOW.  It’s a great team of people, and I can see that it’s making a significant difference across our whole organisation – it’s important for me personally that everybody at Whitbread feels able to bring their best self to work.  Well done to everyone involved.”

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