Today, HRC Foundation officially launched its second annual HRC Equidad MX: Programa Global de Equidad Laboral, an assessment evaluating LGBT workplace inclusive policies and practices within major Mexican businesses and other employers.
This year, 69 Mexican employers earned the HRC Foundation’s designation of “Best Place to Work for the LGBT Community” or “Mejores Lugares para Trabajar LGBT,” more than doubling the number of Mexican businesses that explicitly support inclusion of LGBT individuals in the workplace, and reflecting the commitment of corporate leaders to advance LGBT equality and foster inclusive and safe workplace environments for their employees.
The 2019 HRC Equidad MX Report assessed major Mexican businesses and multinational companies based on three core pillars of LGBT inclusion:
- Adoption of nondiscrimination policies;
- Creation of employee resource groups or diversity and inclusion councils; and
- Engagement in public activities to support LGBT inclusion.
Following last year’s successful inaugural program in which 32 major employers in Mexico -- including PEMEX, the largest company in the country and one of the largest in Latin America -- earned the HRC Foundation top LGBT workplace inclusion designation, Equidad MX seeks to expand the network of inclusive employers throughout Mexico.
“We are proud to witness the growth of LGBT-inclusive businesses throughout Mexico. This year’s honorees keenly understand that the economy of the future is built with the diverse talent of today, and that LGBT inclusion is key to attracting and retaining the best workforce,” said Deena Fidas, HRC Director of HRC Equidad MX and HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program. “Mexican multinational companies have enormous economies and employ thousands of people. This gives them the ability to influence change on this issue in a unique way, and we are delighted to recognize them for this commitment.”
Fidas delivered remarks at the Mexico City-based HRC recognition event, supported by the Pride Connection and prominent LGBT-committed Mexican corporate partners. Fidas, who also leads HRC Equidad CL (HRC’s second in-country workplace program) and co-authors the HRC annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the premier national benchmarking tool on corporate LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices in the U.S.
“HRC Equidad MX 2019 is an unprecedented moment for LGBT inclusion in Mexico and the Latin American region,” said Francisco Robledo and Fernando Velázquez, HRC Equidad MX Implementing Partners. “Corporate leaders in Mexico increasingly recognize that when they stand up for LGBT people, including their own employees, customers, and consumers, they promote justice while also serving their bottom line.”
“Respect and support for diversity has been part of Uber's DNA from day one. We know that one of our main strengths is a diverse and inclusive team that questions the status quo and drives innovation,” said Federico Ranero, CEO of Uber Mexico. “At Uber, we work every day to create a workplace where everyone is respected and included, everyone is able to be who they are, and where authenticity is celebrated as one of our strengths. We are honored to be recognized by HRC Equity MX for second consecutive year.”
“The inclusive culture of Scotiabank is a reflection of our geographical presence. It allows and obligates us to take advantage of the wide range of skills, knowledge and talent in all of our global operations,” said Thayde Olarte, Vice President of Digital Banking at Scotiabank Mexico. “Our diverse talent is both the result of a diverse society and a business strategy. Where there is diverse and inclusive workforce, there is greater productivity, commitment and customer retention.”
Earlier this year, HRC held a two-week series of business workshops, convening corporate leaders and civil society stakeholders to bolster greater LGBT inclusion in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Argentina and Mexico. Through its global workplace equality programs HRC Equidad MX and HRC Equidad CL, the HRC Foundation is leading the effort to advance LGBT workplace inclusion in workplaces across the U.S., Mexico and Chile, impacting more than 14.5 million employees worldwide.
HRC is proud to join with Lexmark México, DELL EMC, Citibanamex, Philip Morris México, Bain & Company, INE, Unilever, SAP México, TE Connectivity, Access Quality, Uber, CompuCom, EY México, Pepsico México, Sony Music Entertainment, Herman Miller, AT&T, México, Coca-Cola FEMSA, J.P. Morgan, Baker McKenzie, Oliver Wyman, Aeroméxico, HSBC México, SONOVA México, Grupo Modelo, Scotiabank México, Lubrizol, Google, Accenture, BASF, Kellogg Company Mexico, Los Cabos International Film Festival, 3M, Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Grupo Gayosso, Pfizer México, Procter & Gamble, Cisco Systems, Nielsen México, The Boston Consulting Group, Edelman, IBM México, MetLife México, General Motors de México, McKinsey & Company México, Creel, García - Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, Cinépolis, American Airlines, SEPHORA México, Thomson Reuters, Pernod Ricard México, Ford Motor Company, Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, Nike México, Mundo Joven Travel Shop, American Express México, PayPal México, Porter Novelli, Sodexo México On Site Services, Walmart de México y Centroamérica, Softtek, Media Marketing Knowledge Group, Volteo, Microsoft, Facebook México, Diageo, Mastercard, DOW and General Electric to celebrate LGBTQ-inclusion in the workplace.
Here is a list in alphabetical order:
American Express México
Bain & Company
The Boston Consulting Group
Creel, García - Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez
Ford Motor Company
General Motors de México
Kellogg Company Mexico
Los Cabos International Film Festival
McKinsey & Company México
Media Marketing Knowledge Group
Mundo Joven Travel Shop
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia
Pernod Ricard México
Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX)
Philip Morris México
Procter & Gamble
Sodexo México On Site Services
Sony Music Entertainment
Walmart de México y Centroamérica