The John Innes Centre has been a proud member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champion programme since 2016 and featured in Stonewall’s Starting Out Guide for LGBTQ+ careers in science.

On-site we have a variety of ways in which we show visible support for LGBTQ+ people and allies, including a support group, rainbow lanyards and an annual appearance at Norwich Pride. We also benefit from our proximity to UEA and their extensive support network for LGBTQ+ people.

As part of the work we are doing to support LGBTQ+ people we have engaged with Stonewall to review our E&D and Dignity at Work Policies and identify ways to make them trans inclusive.

We have also adopted a Transitioning at work policy.