Our LGBTQ+ network partners with our operating companies to create and maintain an inclusive culture within our MMC workplace, where LGBTQ+ colleagues can feel fully supported regardless of their LGBTQ+ status to demonstrate our companies' ethos to attract, retain best talent.
We aim to achieve this by:
- Ensuring LGBTQ+ colleagues have the platform and 'safe space' environment to speak as openly and freely about their lives as non LGBTQ+ colleagues.
- Being seen as the access point for all knowledge, resources and commentary regarding LGBTQ+ issues within the workplace.
- Providing welcoming and inclusive networking opportunities to encourage LGBTQ+ inclusion across MMC.
- Raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues in the workplace.
Key achievements so far:
- Undertaking Marsh UK's first submission of the Stonewall Equality Index in 2019.
- Pride committee members joining a project team to support the review of HR polices to ensure the inclusivity of all Marsh policies and benefits.
- Supporting the implementation of a 'Transitioning in the Workplace' policy.
- Producing and presenting inclusive language training for all colleagues.
- Hosting numerous educational events for MMC colleagues around the world to highlight and discuss key LGBTQ+ issues and challenges.
- Collaborate with other Marsh Colleague Resource Groups to create inclusive intersectional events.
Plans for the future
- Continue to educate colleagues on LGBTQ+ issues through Lunch & Learns and Inclusive Language Training.
- Provide clear and informative communications to our network.
- Continual engagement with the UK Executive Committee, HR and TLI teams to promote D&I at Marsh.
- Add value to our clients by supporting them on their own LGBTQ+ inclusion strategies.
- Extend invites to clients for training and/or panel discussions on LGBTQ+ related issues.
- Engage with LGBTQ+ focused charities to promote and support their causes.
- Encourage the Marsh LGBTQ+ colleague network to volunteer for LGBTQ+ causes.
- Engage with industry LGBTQ+ networks to promote D&I within our industry.