For the sixteenth consecutive year, The Walt Disney Company earned a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
According to Disney’s press release on the matter, the CEI is “the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.”
“Disney’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria,” the release continues, “earned the designation as of of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality. Disney first achieved a perfect score in 2007 and has received a 100-percent rating every year since then.”
Disney’s score reportedly is judged on four central pillars: “Non-discrimination policies across business entities; Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; Supporting an inclusive culture; and Corporate social responsibility.”
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“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers—from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns—could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to the Walt Disney Company for achieving the title of ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”
Whether it is in Theme Parks, Movies, or other media, The Walt Disney Company has a reputation for being an exceptional place to work for all peoples.
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