An awards ceremony on Wednesday night revealed that the Greater London Authority (GLA) has failed to make the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for the fourth year running.
Stonewall announced their ‘Top 100 Employers in the Workplace Equality Index’ on Wednesday at a ceremony in London.
The index is Britain’s leading tool for employers to measure their efforts to tackle discrimination and create inclusive workplaces for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.
More than 750 major employers have taken part in the index since 2005. The GLA has failed to make a submission to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index since 2009 having previously highly in the past, taking second place in 2008.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who runs Transport for London (TFL) and the London Fire Brigade (LFB), promised last year to return the GLA to Stonewall’s Index at the charity’s mayoral hustings event.
During 2008, TfL was ranked sixth and the LFB ranked 13th, but neither were placed in this year’s index.
Labour Assembly Member Tom Copley said: “I am deeply disappointed that City Hall, Transport for London or the London Fire Brigade have failed to rank in the ‘Top 100 Employers in the Workplace Equality Index’.
“In 2008, the previous Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone demonstrated a commitment to lesbian, gay and bisexual equality by ensuring he co-operated fully by making annual submissions from the GLA.”
Employers honoured in the 2013 awards on Wednesday included Individual Champion Alex Marshall of the Hampshire Constabulary and management consultancy firm Accenture, which topped the list.