IHS Markit places a big emphasis on an environment and culture where everyone knows and experiences they are valued and have access to the same opportunities; a place where individuals feel they can be their authentic self every day.
IHS Markit is a signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in a continued effort to actively participate in, and contribute to, advancing gender equality. The participation of IHS Markit in the WEP represents a significant and actionable step in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5, which seeks to achieve gender equality and equal opportunity for all women and girls.
IHS Markit strives to have greater equality of gender at the highest level of their employment. Progress has already been shown as evident by IHS Markit EVP, Sally Moore. The firm’s Global Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances was named one of Financial News 1018’s 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance. Moore hopes that such a recognition “encourages the next generation on talented women to continue to succeed.” In 2018, IHS Markit launched a board mentorship program designed to increase the number of female candidates for their boards of directors and committed to increasing the percentage of female independent directors on its board from 25 percent to more than 30 percent by 2021.
IHS Markit has also partnered with Pride, aiming to create a company that is welcoming and inclusive for LGBTQ employees through groups that can then collaborate with existing Pride groups. To further this they have created a company specific LGBTQ Ally Programme. In 2019, their Ally Programme was expanded to India.
Stonewall Diversity Champion
IHS Markit is a Stonewall Diversity Champion. They are Europe's largest lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) charity, whose Diversity Champions programme is the leading employers' programme for ensuring all LGBT staff are accepted without exception in the workplace.
They work with over 750 organisations, all of whom share the core belief in the power of a workplace that is truly equal. They've helped create inclusive and accepting environments for almost a quarter of the UK workforce.