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  • November 12, 2012
  • BCG Earns Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index for Sixth Consecutive Year

  • Index Is the Premier Benchmark for LGBT Workplace Equality in Corporate America

BOSTON, November 12, 2012—For the sixth consecutive year, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, making BCG one of HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

HRC is America’s largest civil-rights organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) rates large U.S. companies on their policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees. Its assessment covers such areas as employment and health benefits for LGBT employees, recruiting and training programs, diversity of supplier relationships, and support of philanthropic organizations and equal-rights campaigns, among other criteria.

“We are truly honored to receive this recognition for the sixth consecutive year,” said Rich Lesser, BCG’s chairman of North and South America and CEO-elect. “BCG has been a leader in LGBT equality since the early 1990s, when we adopted domestic-partner benefits in the U.S. Attracting and developing the very best people we can find and letting them thrive in a collaborative, inclusive, and inspiring work environment is essential to our aim of helping clients address their toughest issues."

In 2011, BCG became one of the first consultancies to offer U.S. employees reimbursement for federal taxes levied on health benefits for same-sex domestic partners. BCG also was the first consulting firm to receive HRC’s Award for Workplace Equality Innovation, in recognition of the firm’s successful People Development Initiative, a program of training, career development support, and mentorship for LGBT employees.

For more information on the CEI or to download a free copy of the “Corporate Equality Index 2013” report, visit

For media inquiries on BCG's programs and benefits for LGBT employees, please contact Alexandra Corriveau at +1 212 446 3261 or

About the Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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