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2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index & Awards

Focus Area | Tackling Workplace Inequality
The Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index is the first benchmark on LGBT+ workplace inclusion practices and initiatives in Asia. While the Awards recognise the exceptional dedication and accomplishments of individuals and organisations in promoting LGBT+ equality and inclusion in Hong Kong.

The 2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index is open for submissions.

This index is the first benchmark on LGBT+ workplace inclusion practices and initiatives in Asia. Introduced by Community Business for the first time in 2015, this pioneering initiative provides organisations in Hong Kong with a credible and robust tool to assess, progress and promote their efforts towards LGBT+ inclusion

Contact us to sign-up for participation in the LGBT+ Inclusion Index.

The platform will be open for nominations until 22 February 2019.

At the prestigious 2019 LGBT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner on 14 May 2019, Community Business will announce the results of the Index and reveal the winners of the LGBT+ Inclusion Awards.

To give organisations sufficient time to make progress on their LGBT+ inclusion strategies, and to give time to help prepare more new organisations to participate, the Index is conducted every two years. 

 

Index Structure

The Index is based on the recommendations outlined in Community Business’ leading publication: Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT Employees in Hong Kong – A Resource Guide for Employers. 

Download the Information for Participating Organisations document to read more about how the Index is structured.

Downloading the following documents will help you prepare for a submission in the 2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index:

Index Participation

Organisations can choose to participate in the Index at three different levels - Basic, Professional and Leader. The table below details the rate and benefits of each of the participation levels: 

 

The results of the 2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index will be announced at the 2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner, which will be held on Tuesday 14 May 2019 at Hotel ICON. Organisations participating in the Index enjoy a discounted rate for purchasing a table at the Gala Dinner. Please refer to the table below:

 

Submission & Assessment

Community Business invests time and resources to ensure a highly rigorous and credible assessment process. 

All submissions are pre-assessed by a member of the Community Business team to ensure that all questions have been answered and the relevant Supporting Information has been provided.  Where time allows, Community Business may contact the Participating Organisations to highlight and request any missing information. 

All submissions are then reviewed and assessed by at least two senior members of the Community Business Team. A scoring pair is assigned to each submission and assessors review each submission individually before coming together to discuss, align and agree the final score.

Signed-up participants can visit our online Platform to start an Index Submission.

More Information

To learn more about participating in the Index, we recommend watching our recent Information Webinar in English or Cantonese. Please note the recording takes some time to buffer before it starts to play. You may be prompted to download a WebEx application before you can open it.

This information webinar is specifically designed for: 

  • Organisations participating in the Index for the first time 
  • Employees from organisations who have participated before, but are inputting data for the first time 
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2019 LGBT+ Inclusion Awards

The 2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards are open for nominations.

With these awards, we recognise the exceptional dedication and accomplishments of individuals and organisations in promoting LGBT+ equality and inclusion in Hong Kong.

Visit our Award Nomination Platform to nominate your candidate(s) for one of the five prestigious awards. The platform will be open for nominations until 22 February 2019.

Winners will be announced at the 2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner

2017 Index

The 2017 Hong Kong LGBT Inclusion Index was open for submission from 16 November 2016 to 24 February 2017 and the results were announced at the 2017 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner held on 17 May 2017.  Click here to learn more about the Top 12 Employers, Top 3 SME and the Award Winners. Community Business also published the 2017 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index Report - Making Progresspresenting the consolidated findings from the Index including Index averages, observations and trends. Packed examples of best practice, this report provides an essential benchmarking tool for those committed to making progress on LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong. 

2015 Index

The 2015 Hong Kong LGBT Inclusion Index results were announced at the inaugural 2015 Hong Kong LGBT Inclusion Ceremony held on 15 May 2015.  Click here to learn more about the Top 10 Employers. In addition, Community Business published the Hong Kong Workplace Inclusion Index 2015 Report which presents the consolidated findings, Index averages, observations and trends from all the Index submissions by 35 participating companies. This report provides valuable benchmarking data to companies looking to make progress on LGBT inclusion.