Barclays is named in the annual Stonewall Workplace Equality Index as one of the top 10 UK employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
The index assessed more than 370 public and private organisations on a number of measures, including how they implement equality policies and their performance on recruitment and mentoring.
The 10th place finish, announced at a ceremony in London last night, is an improvement on last year’s performance, when Barclays was ranked 22nd overall.
This year, Barclays also finished second among retail banks and fifth among private sector employers.
Spectrum, Barclays LGBT employee network, was also named Network of the Year at the event.
The network, which was established in 2002, offers colleagues support on career development and now has more than 400 members across the Group.
It also raises awareness on being gay in the workplace through a series of seminars open to all colleagues.
Antony Jenkins, Global Retail Banking Chief Executive and Chair of the Executive Diversity Group, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and shows the commitment from all levels of the organisation to help Barclays become truly inclusive and reflect the communities in which we operate.”
The accolades are considered a reflection of the strength of Spectrum as an employee network.