LexisNexis UK diversity and inclusion initiatives
LexisNexis UK is dedicated to promoting an inclusive and respectful work environment, where everyone has the opportunity to be themselves and realise their full potential. This included recognising individual differences including (but not limited to) gender, pregnancy and maternity, ethnicity, culture, age, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital and civil partnership status, education and those with a caring responsibility.
To this end, we have undertaken a number of diversity and inclusion initiatives, including:
LN Diversity & Inclusion Forum
The LexisNexis Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Forum was set up to maintain and further develop an inclusive culture for everyone by improving the equality of opportunity, and promoting and celebrating diversity within our company. The Forum is made up of LexisNexis employees from across the organisation and from various levels, all of whom are working on a voluntary basis to drive forward specific diversity initiatives, and work with HR and senior managers in the business to act as a sounding board on the various different dimensions of D&I.
Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme
LexisNexis are proud to be members of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions Programme – Britain’s good practice forum on sexual orientation. Stonewall’s guidance and the Workplace Equality Index structure helps us develop our work not just around sexual orientation, but for all strands of diversity. The programme has also allowed us to build relationships with other Diversity Champions, sharing best practice and ideas to drive future diversity initiatives both within LexisNexis and our wider markets.
Employee Resource Groups
LexisNexis Employee Resource Groups are established to foster an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to develop their potential. Our current Employee Resource Groups include:
- LN Women Connected – LexisNexis’ networking group that empowers women to develop their careers and celebrate their many achievements, through a range of events, activities and community work. The LN Women Connected group focuses on helping members build supportive and productive business relationships (inside and outside of LexisNexis) and develop new skills and ways of doing things. The group also encourages men as well as women from across the business to participate.
- LNPride is LexisNexis’ professional network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) employees – providing a forum for networking opportunities and peer support between LGBT staff. The group also acts as a sounding board for company diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure they are relevant and inclusive of LGBT issues, and assists with our submission to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. The group also runs an LGBT Allies programme, to encourage involvement from all staff who have an interest in LGBT issues.