767 companies scored top marks for inclusive workplace policies.
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he HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, released its 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking
The CEI comes out after a year the nation has faced a global pandemic, legitimate racial injustice and national unrest. Within this climate, companies have continued to advance vital workplace protections for LGBTQ employees around the world, as acknowledged in this report. This year, a record-breaking 767 businesses earned the CEI’s top score of 100, up from 686 last year. —a single-year increase of almost 12 percent. n 2002, the first year of the CEI, only 13 companies achieved a top-score.
demonstrating the incredible impact the CEI has had on the business world over its 19-year life. his year’s CEI reflects growth across every measurement category, from the adoption of inclusive non-discrimination policies, to equitable healthcare benefits for transgender employees.
The CEI has successfully worked with the country’s top corporations, law firms and leaders, helping them break new ground each year in workplace equality. The CEI is one tool among many for savvy consumers and the public at-large to assess where they want to work or spend their dollars.
While the CEI cannot be a barometer for the full-scope of workplace culture, it does work to create a foundation upon which employees can work to rectify their concerns and feel more comfortable living and working as their true selves.
The most considerable progress measured over the 19 year history of the CEI, and continuing in 2021, has been has been the wide-scale adoption of transgender-inclusive initiatives across businesses.
A full 94 percent of the Fortune 500 and 99.7 percent of all CEI rated businesses have gender identity protections in their nondiscrimination policies—up from 3 percent and 5 percent respectively since the launch of the CEI in 2002.
71 percent of the Fortune 500 and 91 percent of all CEI-rated businesses offer transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage, up from 0 in 2002, and 22 times as many businesses as ten years ago.
97 new employers offer this coverage according to the 2021 report.
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