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The Scottish Government has been included in a list of the 100 most LGBT inclusive employers in the UK.
A report published by Stonewall considered LGBT practice across ten areas, including policies and benefits, employee lifecycle and senior leadership, aimed at enabling employers to measure, verify and improve inclusion.
A number of Scottish companies and organisations were included in the list, with the Scottish Government listed at 72.
A spokeswoman said that the Scottish Government is committed to building an inclusive workplace for employees.
She said: “LGBTI equality and inclusion are at the heart of our ambition to be a world-leading, diverse employer where people can be themselves at work.
“Stonewall’s workplace equality index is a robust measure of whether our policies, practices and culture are delivering on our ambitions, and we are delighted to be recognised as one of the UK’s Top 100 LGBT employers.
“We have worked hard to send an unwavering message about our commitment to LGBTI equality and inclusion.
“We have refreshed our trans policy and guidance, ensuring lived experience was at the heart of its development.
“We provide platforms for LGBTI role models, voices and experiences to be heard across the organisation and we have embedded trans inclusion into the design principles that are shaping our buildings and facilities.
“We are firmly committed to continuing to build an inclusive workplace where people feel valued and respected for who they are.”