Today, The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, in partnership with Fundación Iguales, announced it will be opening its fourth annual survey for ‘HRC Equidad CL: Global Workplace Equality Program’ from October 25, 2021 through January 21, 2022. This program is the leading South American benchmarking survey and report recognizing employers in Chile (CL) who have demonstrated a commitment to LGBTQ+ equality by adopting crucial LGBTQ+-inclusive policies and practices for their employees.
In the third edition, a landmark 96 companies participated in the survey, which tripled the amount of corporate engagement since its inaugural edition, altogether the top-scoring businesses employ 107,438 workers nationwide and the total of participating companies employ 247,886 workers. In the first edition, Equidad CL 2019, 31 companies undertook the survey and 15 of them earned the HRC’s Foundation designation—last year, that number jumped to 20 top scorers and 63 participating companies. For survey application information, contact email@example.com.
HRC Equidad CL, inspired by the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), is HRC’s first in-country program in South America and the second in Latin America, following the success of HRC Equidad MX in Mexico. The 2021 HRC Equidad CL report evaluated Chilean businesses and corporations based on three core pillars of LGBTQ workplace inclusion:
Adoption of nondiscrimination policies;
Creation of employee resource groups or diversity and inclusion councils;
Engagement in public activities to support LGBTQ+ inclusion.
Since the program’s inception, and in collaboration with Pride Connection, HRC Equidad CL has become the leading tool among major employers to assess and promote best LGBTQ+-inclusive workplaces across Chile. In 2018, the HRC Foundation kicked off its groundbreaking partnership with Fundación Iguales, Chile's largest LGBTQ+ advocacy group, to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion among major business and U.S. multinationals in Chile through HRC Equidad CL: Global Workplace Equality Program.