Colts LGBTQ+ inclusion earns official recognition from Stonewall

Colt's LGBTQ+ inclusion earns official recognition from Stonewall

 September 27, 2022

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Stonewall celebrates best multi-national employers for the LGBTQ+ community and has named Colt as a Top Global Employer .

“Creating an inclusive workplace is woven into our DNA, and the Top Global Employer award from Stonewall showcases what Inclusion and Diversity mean for us at Colt. Making sure that all our people feel a sense of belonging and inclusion is a top priority, and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved so far," said Colt CEO, Keri Gilder.

Creating an inclusive workplace

Stonewall’s Top Global Employers list is based on the LGBTQ+ charity’s Global Workplace Equality Index, a benchmarking tool which helps employers create more inclusive workplaces across their markets. The Global Index empowers organizations to navigate the challenges of upholding inclusive values globally and make progress towards LGBTQ+ equality, wherever they operate.

The best-performing employers receive Top Global Employer awards to recognize and celebrate their progress.

Colt is named a Top Global Employer out of 26 companies and given a Bronze award by Stonewall for its commitment to the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people globally in the workplace.

Making significant progress

Colt LGBT network

Colt's LGBTQ+ and Allies network, Pride Matters, aims to raise issues of LGBTQ+ experiences in the workplace and provide education on how to be an ally. Colt's global committee drives many initiatives to do just that in the business. Activities include:

  • ally and inclusion training, driving education across the business so that more employees feel included and able to thrive in the workplace
  • webinars across the globe, with well-attended sessions in Colt's Asia offices. Colt also hosted webinars with partners like Ciena and Santander
  • hosting and participating in webinars with myGwork, a global recruitment and networking hub for LGBTQ+ professionals, graduates, allies, and organizations.
  • partnering with charities such as LGBTQ+ migrant organization, Micro Rainbow, to provide a freephone number and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) free of charge to support them and help with routing calls

Colt understands it still has more to do when it comes to inclusion and diversity, and is always striving to be better. The award from Stonewall indicates Colt is on the right track and making significant progress, and the company is proud to be recognized by Stonewall as a Top Global Employer.

Work for an LGBTQ+ inclusive company

Colt knows that for a business to thrive, its people need to be able to flourish. An inclusive culture is the foundation for that, and creating an inclusive workplace is woven into Colt's DNA. 

Search jobs at Colt and thrive in an inclusive workplace. 


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