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LGBTQIA+-Led Business

LGBTQIA+-Led Business

The company is majority-owned or has a majority of people in senior leadership positions who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual or any other minority gender identity or sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+).

Sustainable Development Goals
Reduced inequalities
Proof Point Level
Product Business


  • An LGBTQIA+ person/people own more than a 50% stake in the company; or
  • 20% or more of the company is owned by an LGBTQIA+ person/people AND at least 50% of the senior management team and/or board of directors are LGBTQIA+

Publication Requirements

  • Name(s) of the owner(s) and senior leadership team where applicable

Accepted Evidence

Evidence should strongly support the claim and will be made publicly available

Please provide evidence of business ownership and/or composition of the senior leadership team for this Proof Point

  • Incorporation documents

  • National company registrar link (e.g. Companies House in the UK)

  • Shareholders' agreement

  • Signed statement of transparency with a breakdown of the senior leadership team

Accepted Verifiers

Verifiers are third parties who can confirm the validity of a given Proof Point

  • Lawyer/legal office
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