Franklin Templeton has been selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women's equality. This is the third consecutive year that Franklin Templeton has been selected for the index.
Martyn Gilbey, UK country head at Franklin Templeton, commented: "Diversity and inclusion are embedded throughout our business, as we strive to hire, develop, and retain talented individuals who can relate to our clients around the world. We believe that an inclusive workplace will allow our employees to deliver excellent results and client service, and we endeavour to create a fair and inclusive environment for our employees, investors, clients and visitors."
Paul Brady, UK diversity champion at Franklin Templeton, said: "Our commitment to diversity and inclusion does not stop at hiring and employment policies. It extends to our support for external groups such as Stonewall which is active in campaigning for equality for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community. For current employees, we are proud to support an ever-growing network of communities and Business Resource Groups to give employees a platform to help and support each other to overcome challenges in the workplace."
Bloomberg's standardised reporting framework offers public companies the opportunity to disclose information on how they promote gender equality across four separate areas - company statistics, policies, community engagement, and products and services. Reporting companies that score above a globally-established threshold, based on the extent of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and policies, are included in the GEI.