Corporate Equality Index: 2013 Statements from Employers that Rated 100 Percent
Rhonda Graves, Chief Diversity Officer
“We have a long history of supporting a collaborative, inclusive culture and are proud to receive this recognition. Our LGBT group has been active at 3M for more than 20 years and has been an influential partner in helping us to continue to achieve 100% score. We remain committed to sustaining an inclusive culture where all employees are able to contribute to their fullest to drive global business growth.”
Greg Case, President and CEO
"Aon succeeds as a firm in part because of the incredible diversity that exists among our 62,000 global colleagues. Opportunity at Aon is defined by one’s character and desire to excel, not by their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or citizenship. We are very grateful to our LGBT business resource group, Aon Pride Alliance, which plays an instrumental role in identifying ways Aon can further support our LGBT colleagues and the LGBT community. It is a tremendous honor and a credit to our colleagues that Aon received a perfect 100 percent rating in the Corporate Equality Index for the sixth straight year."
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Tara Amaral, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Staffing, ADP
"ADP is proud to once again be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as an organization that is deeply committed to fostering a highly diverse and inclusive workplace environment."
Dermot O’Brien, Chief Human Resources Officer, ADP
"At ADP, fairness, equality and inclusion are embedded in our core values, with one of those being the very simple but incredibly important notion that ‘Each Person Counts.’ As an organization, we believe diversity enables better outcomes in every way and always strive to embrace the diversity of our associates, our clients and our business partners.”
BMO Bankcorp Inc.
Brian Chapin, EVP – Personal Banking BMO Harris Bank, and Executive Sponsor of the bank's Lion's Pride LGBT affinity group
"Achieving a perfect score for the fourth year in a row demonstrates to our employees, and our communities, that the inclusive environment we create at BMO Harris Bank benefits every aspect of our business. Earning the distinction of being a 'Best Place to Work' for LGBT Equality is truly a testament to our mission to provide outstanding diversity efforts in the workplace, and in that we take great pride."
The Charles Schwab Corp.
Cathy Campbell, Director, Diversity & Inclusion
"At Schwab, every client and every employee matters. Our company was founded with the commitment of doing what's right for our clients, and that same commitment extends to our employees. At Schwab, diversity includes the broad spectrum of respecting and valuing our human qualities and strengths. We foster diversity in our workforce as a reflection of our clients and the communities in which we live and work. More than just words, Schwab's standards and values serve as living principles in our business practices and our work environment. We are very proud to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as we continue to build a legacy of service and leadership through inclusion. We invite you to learn more about diversity at Schwab and understand our vision: to raise the bar on Inclusion in every aspect of our business."
Ana Duarte McCarthy, Managing Director and Chief Diversity Officer
“Citi's 100 percent rating for our policies and practices reaffirms our commitment to diversity and inclusion for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. We have a longstanding commitment to fostering a work culture that is respectful of our employees, customers, business and community partners. Through our annual participation in the Corporate Equality Index, and as a corporate sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign, we continue to assess our work and demonstrate our commitment, along with companies across industries, to workplace equality.”
Don Knauss, Chairman and CEO
"We all want to be a part of an organization where our different perspectives and experiences are not only accepted, but appreciated as well. We’re proud that we have built and continue to develop a culture of inclusion at Clorox. It is also gratifying to be recognized by an organization like the Human Rights Campaign, which is well-regarded for its work in highlighting and helping to address issues of GLBT equality in the workplace."
Daniel O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer
“At Dechert, we strive to be an inclusive firm that reflects the diversity of the world in which we practice. We are proud of our perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and of our commitment to the LGBT community.”
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
Michael C. Bodson, President and Chief Executive Officer
“The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that values and respects all of our employees. As the hub for clearance, settlement and information-services exchange for the financial services industry, both in the U.S. and increasingly overseas, we work to ensure that we consistently deliver our services safely, seamlessly and effectively to our clients every day.
We make diversity and inclusion a fully-integrated part of our corporate culture and our business. The reason is simple: the more diverse and inclusive our workplace is, the more innovative we become, and the more value we can deliver to our clients and our industry. This is a continuing priority for every single member of the DTCC family.
We are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a leader among employers committed to providing an inclusive workplace for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.”
The Dow Chemical Co.
Howard Ungerleider, Executive Vice President Advanced Materials
“The criteria against which the Human Rights Campaign measured companies’ policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees have become increasingly stringent over the last 11 years. That we have maintained full marks for nine consecutive years is clear recognition of Dow's leadership and courage to create a better future and be an employer of choice for LGBT.”
Jackie Glenn, EMC Global Chief Diversity Officer
"We intend to leave no stone unturned as we continue to develop a reputation as a company that delivers on its commitment to a fully inclusive workplace. "Rapidly changing demographics mean that today’s talent pool will cross all elements of difference; our 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index is further evidence that our quest to compete for and win the global competition for talent will continue to be a strategic and focused business imperative."
Ernst & Young LLP
Karyn Twaronite,Americas Inclusiveness Officer
“I’m very proud of our track record of maintaining a perfect CEI score. To me, it represents our continued commitment to establishing and evolving policies and practices that best support LGBT colleagues and their families. Ernst & Young believes in continually measuring and remaining accountable for our diversity and inclusion efforts, and the CEI report has been an important national benchmark for us. We applaud the HRC for its history of identifying the gold standard in LGBT inclusiveness and pushing Ernst & Young LLP and many others in a growing list of top organizations to achieve it annually.”
Eva Sage-Gavin, Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources and Corporate Affairs
“We’re proud to support diversity as a fundamental part of our culture, in the way we treat each other and the benefits we provide to our employees. We’re honored that the HRC has recognized us for the eighth year in a row in its Corporate Equality Index.”
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc.
Eric Schultz, president and CEO
“As a health care services company, we believe it is especially important for us to lead the way for all employers. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion fuels our ability to deliver services to an ever- evolving America. We believe attitudes like this have helped us to be the number one health plan in America for nine years in a row.”
ING North America Insurance Corp.
Rod Martin, CEO
“As a leading financial services company, ING U.S. is proud to receive a perfect score for the seventh consecutive year.”
Kevin Silva, Chief Human Resources Officer
“At ING U.S. we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment to attract and retain the best talent.”
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Elizabeth Deeley, Partner and Co-Chair of Firmwide Diversity Committee’s LGBT Subcommittee
“We are proud that HRC continues to recognize the Firm’s commitment to diversity and has named us to the Best Places to Work list. We believe a work environment that is welcoming to all employees helps us more effectively serve our broad and varied client base.”
MGM Resorts International
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO
“As the first corporation in our industry to formally adopt a diversity initiative, we stand as a company fully committed to promoting human equality in our workforce as well as the experiences we offer our guests. The essence of hospitality is treating others with the utmost level of respect and gratitude with excellence, and that at the core comprises the bedrock of our company’s culture.”
Caroline Stockdale, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
“Medtronic is honored to receive a fourth consecutive perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index, which demonstrates our commitment to cultivating an inclusive environment for Medtronic’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. Diversity and inclusion enhance our workplace, allowing each individual the opportunity to reach their fullest creative potential and play a crucial role in helping us deliver innovations that fulfill our Mission,” said Caroline Stockdale, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Medtronic. “As a world leader in medical technology, Medtronic recognizes that diversity enriches our lives, our performance and our products, enabling us to better serve our customers. We remain committed to supporting all our employees and raising awareness of the global need for diversity, inclusion and equality.”
Nicole Ringenberg, Monsanto Encompass Network executive sponsor and vice-president and controller
“At Monsanto, we are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that is reflective of the talented people we employ. We are proud of our efforts to champion for our employees and recognitions like these are a great reflection of these efforts.”
Nixon Peabody LLP
Andrew I. Glincher, CEO and Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody
“We are proud to be have been recognized by the HRC for our commitment to creating and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. In welcoming and respecting differing perspectives, our attorneys and staff can engage in innovative thinking and discussion that continuously benefit both our clients and our communities.”
Jennifer A. Kuenster, Partner and Co-Chair of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity Action Committee
“Our firm history illustrates a long-standing and deep dedication to an inclusive and open workplace. We continually aspire to be a leader in these efforts and recognize the role that diversity plays in our success and future.”
Navigant Consulting Inc.
Saul Helman, Managing Director and Chair of the Diversity Council
“Navigant is proud to receive a 100 rating on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign for the fourth year in a row. We remain committed to continuously evaluate and enhance our diversity, inclusion and cultural competency program. By living our shared values, we create an inclusive environment where all our employees are supported in their growth and development. We celebrate our differences to be better innovators, problem solvers and leaders – making a positive impact for our employees, clients and communities.”
Office Depot Inc.
Michael Allison, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Office Depot
“We are truly honored to be named one of the Best Places to Work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Equality for the second year in a row. For Office Depot to achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the two consecutive years is a testament to our commitment to providing equal rights, benefits and opportunities to all of our associates. We believe that supporting diversity in the workplace, our products, and our suppliers and services is imperative to running a successful business and employing excellent talent. In addition, an inclusive culture in an organization creates a supportive environment where LGBT employees feel empowered to do their very best work.”
“The Publicis brand stands for Leading the Change, and it is with that guiding principle that we set out to create and support a diverse and inclusive culture. We are proud to be included in the Corporate Equality Index again this year with a perfect score. One of our core values is respect. It is our obligation to embrace change and help to inform our people and our clients the importance of the diversity which exists in our company and to celebrate the LGBT community. Publicis is a fine example of creating an environment which is truly inclusive in every way.”
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
George Rose, Executive Vice President, Worldwide People & Organization, Sony Pictures Entertainment
“Sony Pictures Entertainment is honored to have received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign’s 2013 Corporate Equality Index. As a global organization dedicated to creativity and innovation, we believe in building a progressive community that values contributions from all of our employees.”
Jim Smith, CEO
“We’re proud to be recognized by the HRC for our ongoing efforts,” said Jim Smith, CEO of Thomson Reuters. “In the global knowledge economy, diversity and inclusion are essential.”
Peter Warwick, Chief People Officer
“Cultivating an inclusive work environment helps us attract and retain diverse talent with wide-ranging skills and industry expertise, which provides the most innovative solutions for our clients.”
Bob McCann, CEO
“Cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment is more than just the right thing to do—it makes good business sense. When employees can come to work and be who they truly are, they are able to focus on developing unique solutions for the clients we serve. UBS is proud to have been recognized for its ongoing efforts to build a culture where the contributions and perspectives of all employees are valued.”
UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Lori Sweere, Executive Vice President Human Capital
“UnitedHealth Group is honored to receive a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year. We’re proud that this designation demonstrates our commitment to the diversity of our 75 million customers and our 100,000 employees. We recognize the critical role that diversity plays in meeting their needs and in helping us live our mission of helping people live healthier lives. The HRC recognition validates and gives added momentum to our efforts, for which we’re grateful.”
Wells Fargo & Co.
Jimmie Paschall, Executive Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
“For the past decade, Wells Fargo has been recognized with a perfect 100 score on the Corporate Equality Index, an achievement that has great meaning for our company. We believe diversity is fundamental to our success – it is part of our Vision and Values – and it helps us develop an inclusive culture that is accepting of differences and open to new ideas, allowing us to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace. We are proud of our ongoing tradition and commitment to equality and inclusion for our LGBT team members - a trend we expect to continue in the years ahead.”
Pat Callahan, Chief Administrative Officer
“We are extremely honored to be recognized as a best place to work for LGBT equality. At Wells Fargo, we’ve made many strides over the years in developing an inclusive environment. This year, in particular, we are celebrating 25 years of support for our LGBT team members, customers, and communities. In 1987, Wells Fargo added sexual orientation to our nondiscrimination policy and since then, we’ve continued to foster a culture of equality for our LGBT team members.”