19 January 2017 - MI6 moves closer to the top of the Stonewall Top 100 Employers for 2017

MI6 ranked at number 20 in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers for 2017

19 January 2017

I am delighted to announce that MI6 has been ranked at number 20 in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers for 2017.  This placing reflects MI6’s commitment to a fully inclusive workplace not only for LGBT staff but for everyone.  A record number of 439 organisations across the public, private and third sectors participated in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index (WEI) for 2017, so this placing constitutes a significant jump for MI6.

Human intelligence is key to MI6’s success and we cannot be successful if we are unable to be authentic in our working lives.  Here in MI6, we understand that people perform better when they can be themselves, within a working environment that accepts staff for who they are.  Of course, we will continue to build on the WEI achievement and seek to ensure that diversity is intrinsic in every part of MI6 business, welcoming applications from all areas of the community.

Inclusivity in the workplace is important across HMG and I would also like to congratulate my colleagues in MI5 and GCHQ for their strong performances in this year's index.