CEI Index Benchmarks LGBT Workplace Equality in Corporate America
BOSTON—For the seventh 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 (CEI), making it one of HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”
Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization in the U.S., working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. HRC counts more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. The CEI ranks large, private U.S. companies on their policies pertinent to LGBT employees. The criteria include a company's policies on nondiscrimination toward sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, diversity recruiting and training, and LGBT employment and health benefits.
“This recognition truly reflects the ethos of our firm,” said Tom Reichert, BCG’s chairman of North America. “We aim to create a culture that embraces diversity and encourages talented individuals to thrive in one of the most rigorous careers. We believe that a more inclusive and collaborative environment helps us to address our client's most difficult challenges.”
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. The firm has also ranked in the top 12 of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for every year since 2006 and in the top 5 for the past three years.
For more information on the CEI or to download a free copy of the Corporate Equality Index 2013 report, please visit: http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index
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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