In September, HRC announced the creation of a historic global coalition committed to advancing LGBT workplace equality around the world. The announcement was made at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting.
 
Between the 14 founding members of the coalition (Accenture, AT&T, CA Technologies, The Coca-Cola Company, Destination Weddings Travel Group, The Dow Chemical Company, Google, IBM, Microsoft Corp., Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Procter & Gamble, Replacements, Ltd., Symantec Corp. and United Parcel Service, Inc.), they employ nearly 1.4 million people across more than 190 countries and have a combined annual revenue of nearly $550 billion.
 
“We are proud to bring together some of the world's largest companies to advance LGBT equality around the globe,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.  “These corporate leaders, which employ 1.4 million employees worldwide, understand that equality, inclusion and engagement are pivotal to business success. Today, they are sending a resounding message that LGBT people are valued, they are equal, and they deserve a fair chance to earn a living and provide for their families no matter where they live."
 
 
Additionally, HRC announced that the Corporate Equality Index would require top-scoring companies to have a global non-discrimination policy or code of conduct that specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
 
HRC will continue to work with its business allies to ensure that their existing best practices in the area of LGBT-inclusive policies and practices are effectively expanded to their global workforce.
 
Counting down to 2016, HRC is celebrating our greatest milestones and victories in 2015. It has been another incredible year for LGBT equality and we could not have done it without you -- our members, readers and supporters--and we look forward to continuing our work in 2016. Stay tuned for more highlights from 2015.

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