The LGBTQ+ Pillar focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues to ensure Merkle is a friendly and supportive workplace. We advocate for allyship to create an inclusive culture, and to promote Merkle as a welcoming employer of LGBTQ+ individuals.
LGBTQ+ in the workplace
At Merkle, we celebrate and recognise all LGBTQ+ identities, including those that are marginalised or less well represented. We actively demonstrate acceptance and inclusion both internally and on an outward-facing stage through thought leadership, events and publications. We are proud to say we are a Stonewall Diversity Champion and working towards being recognised on the next Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index. It goes without saying we go big celebrating Pride, not just within our office but also with Merkle employees attending local Pride marches. But we also celebrate lesser-known dates and milestones throughout the year and show our employees that LGBTQ+ rights are not just something that we only care about for one week of the year. We give back to the LGBTQ+ community through charitable giving and outreach initiatives all year long.