Linklaters Tokyo receives Gold Award in Japans first LGBT Pride Index

Linklaters Tokyo is pleased to have received a Gold Award as part of the Pride Index prescribed by non-profit LGBT organisation Work With Pride (wwP).

 "We were delighted to receive the Gold Award from Work With Pride. It’s an important acknowledgement of our commitment to create a workplace where everyone feels welcome,” said John Maxwell, Japan Managing Partner, Linklaters.

The aim of the Pride Index is to evaluate how good companies in Japan are in terms of their LGBT policies and initiatives.

The Pride Index looks at five elements including policy; representation; inspiration; development; and engagement/empowerment.

“We value diversity of all kinds, whether in sexual orientation, gender, faiths or beliefs. We believe workplace diversity leads to a more vibrant and innovative firm,” said Kozo Sasaki, Partner, Linklaters.

The result was announced at the wwP Conference held in Tokyo on 26 October.

Linklaters was one of only three law firms in Japan to receive an award, and the only internationally headquartered global law firm. Linklaters also received acknowledgement as a best practice firm in the Engagement/Empowerment element.

For further information please contact Nicholas Davy on +852 9700 2617.