LexisNexis joins Stonewall Diversity Champions
The programme helps employers to promote equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff
LONDON, 13 April 2013 – LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that it has joined Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. The programme promotes equality in the workplace to ensure that LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) staff can perform to their full potential.
The programme has been helping businesses and public services to create inclusive workplace cultures for a decade; and currently has over 600 members. While the programme is LGB-centric, its best practice can also be used across all strands of diversity to improve equality for all staff.
Laurie Hibbs, LexisNexis HR Director, commented: “LexisNexis are committed to maintaining and developing an open, inclusive work environment where people can be themselves. We are proud to be joining the Diversity Champions programme, and to have the opportunity to work with Stonewall and other Diversity Champions to develop our work around sexual orientation.”
Stonewall is Britain’s leading LGB equality charity. Established in 1989, Stonewall has been instrumental in changing the legislative environment in Britain. Their campaigning work and policy expertise spans areas including health, education, media, and hate crime.
Chris Edwards, Client Manager at Stonewall, added: “We are delighted to be working with LexisNexis through our Diversity Champions programme. LexisNexis has recognised that there are positive steps they can make to further improve the working lives of LGBemployees. Our members are progressive employers who want to recruit, recognise, and support the very best staff. The best employers understand that providing support for all their staff improves their operational effectiveness.”
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes.As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.
In the UK, LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.co.uk) online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Check and Lexis®Library. Published resources include both Butterworths® and Tolley™. LexisNexis provides the most comprehensive source of legal and tax commentary in the UK and was named Supplier of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2012.
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