The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024 announced

The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024 announced 

Business in the Community (BITC), The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, has today announced The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024. The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality is the UK’s most well-established and highly profiled list of employers who are committed to taking action to ensure gender equality in the workplace. 

The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality recognises employers that are demonstrating their commitment to embedding gender equality into all levels of their organisations and are challenging others to follow their example. Applicants are examined on the policies and cultural interventions they have put in place to ensure gender equality, including addressing pay disparities, ensuring progression, offering flexible working and family friendly policies and tackling sexual harassment. 

While many employers are working to ensure workplace gender equality, women are still disproportionately impacted during times of economic disruption, such as the aftermath of the pandemic and the rise in the cost of living, and some groups, women from Black, Asian, Mixed Race or other ethnically diverse backgrounds, for example, are worst affected. Businesses must address these risks and the slow pace of change, adopting proven measures to drive greater gender equity, taking action by:  

  • Embedding flexible working, proven to lead to a more inclusive working world 
  • Ensuring equitable support for parents and carers in the workplace, regardless of gender or who they provide care for   
  • Enhancing transparency around pay – including salary details on job adverts and being clear about how rewards are set 
  • Taking active, dedicated efforts to surface and address the ongoing issue of sexual harassment 
  • Ensuring an intersectional approach, collecting data and addressing the barriers faced by different groups of women in the workforce (i.e. women in low paid roles)  

BITC’s gender equality campaign focuses on equality for all genders and those who do not identify as a gender. 

Mary Macleod, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, said: 

“It is imperative for employers to eradicate gender inequality in the workplace, not only because it is the right thing to do, but it will also unlock economic benefits for businesses and the UK. The businesses that have made it into this year’s Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality list set an excellent example. While there is still much work to be done, the progress being made to ensure equal pay, career progression and offering enhanced flexible working and family friendly policies shows that we’re on the right path.” 

Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Director at Business in the Community,said: 

“The impressive commitment shown by this year’s Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality demonstrates that while there is still work to be done, progress is being made. We urge employers to be bold, brave and swift in their actions to close the gender gap and foster inclusive environments for everyone, regardless of their gender.” 

The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024 are: 

  • Accenture 
  • Addleshaw Goddard  
  • Anglo American 
  • Assurant 
  • AtkinsRéalis
  • Aviva 
  • British American Tobacco PLC 
  • Capgemini UK 
  • Centrica  
  • CityFibre 
  • CMS 
  • Costain Group 
  • Deloitte UK 
  • Deutsche Bank 
  • DWF 
  • Emerald Group Publishing 
  • Enterprise Mobility 
  • Eversheds Sutherland 
  • EY 
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP  
  • GSK 
  • Hachette UK Ltd 
  • Ipsos 
  • Jacobs 
  • Kellanova 
  • KPMG UK 
  • Linklaters 
  • Lloyds Banking Group 
  • Marsh
  • Mercer Limited 
  • Morgan Stanley  
  • National Grid 
  • NatWest Group 
  • Nestlé UK & Ireland 
  • Network Rail  
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP 
  • OVO Energy
  • PageGroup PLC
  • PepsiCo UK & Ireland 
  • PwC UK 
  • Sainsbury’s PLC
  • Shell UK  
  • Sodexo Ltd 
  • Standard Chartered Bank 
  • Tesco PLC
  • TLT LLP 
  • Vodafone  
  • Willmott Dixon 
  • Worldline IT Services UK Limited 


Notes to editor 

  1. Find out more about The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality here
  2. Find out more about Business in the Community’s Gender campaign here

For further information, please contact Aoife Butler Nolan, Head of Media, Public Affairs and Policy on 020 7566 8681.