ST. LOUIS, January 29, 2021 – FleishmanHillard earned a score of 100 on this year’s Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI) leading to the agency being named one of the 2021 “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” This marks the fourth consecutive year that FleishmanHillard received top marks score resulting in a spot on the list.
The HRC Foundation conducts the annual CEI survey, the top U.S. benchmark survey report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, identifying companies who offer inclusive policies and practices to employees who identify as LGBTQ. The CEI survey rates companies on criteria under the following four pillars: 1) non-discrimination business policies, 2) equitable benefits for LGBTQ employees and their families, 3) an inclusive company culture, and 4) c0rporate social responsibility. The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to more than 18 million U.S. workers and an additional 17 million globally.
This year, FleishmanHillard joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that also received top scores. This recognition serves as a testament to the agency’s dedication to becoming the most inclusive communications agency in the world.
“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long-overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, president, Human Rights Campaign. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do — but the best business decision.”
View the Corporate Equality Index 2021 and the complete list of 2021 top workplaces here.