The UN LGBTIQ+ Standards Gap Analysis Tool is comprised of 20 multiple-choice questions spread across four themes: Leadership, Workplace, Marketplace and Community. Each question assesses a key approach to LGBTIQ+ equality within those four themes, such as non-discriminatory recruitment in the workplace and responsible marketing in the marketplace.
The questions have multiple responses and a user is asked to ''select all that apply'' to their company. The multiple-choice options indicate specific practices across four management stages: Commitment, Implementation, Measurement and Accountability. The number of practices varies by question.
Each question is weighted equally and the score is given in a percentage. This question score is calculated based on weights assigned to the four management stages as follows:
Your overall score is an average of the questions. If you answer “not applicable”, the points assigned to that question are not included in the overall score. The highest possible overall score is 100%.
The methodology will continue to evolve as the Tool is regularly reviewed and as learnings on effective approaches to LGBTIQ+ equality emerge.