Argentine Businesses Achieve Record Growth in LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion, New Report Shows

by Kathryn Smith

Third annual survey reflects 224,649 employees impacted, an increase of 120% from last year.

Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), in partnership with Instituto de Políticas Públicas LGBT+, released the third annual HRC Equidad AR: Global Workplace Equality Program report. The survey evaluates LGBT+ workplace inclusion within major Argentine businesses and multinationals. This year, the total number of participating companies has increased from 76 to 82 (8% increase), reflecting a growing commitment in Argentina to creating LGBT+ inclusive policies and practices in their workplaces.

The HRC Foundation Equidad AR program is modeled after HRC’s Corporate Equality Index — the premier LGBT+ workplace equality benchmarking survey in the U.S. Top-scoring companies lead the way on LGBT+ inclusion and equity, earning the HRC Foundation’s designation of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality,” or in Argentina, “Mejores Lugares para Trabajar LGBT+ 2023” for their commitment to creating inclusive workplaces for LGBT+ employees. This year, 55 out of the 82 participating organizations achieved this certification. Additionally, organizations represent 26 productive sectors, demonstrating the increasing reach of LGBT+ equality in the workplace.

As we have seen countless times before, when organizations implement LGBT+ policies, everyone wins: workers can better achieve their full potential, and employers reaffirm their commitment to treating all employees with dignity and respect. We are so proud of our partners for the work that they have done to advance LGBT+ equality in their workplaces, and we look forward to continue working with them as partners in this fight.

RaShawn Hawkins, Senior Director of the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program

This year’s HRC Equidad AR Report assessed major Argentine businesses and multinational companies on several core pillars of LGBT+ inclusion:

  • Adoption of non-discrimination policies

  • Supporting an inclusive culture and best data processing practices

  • LGBT+ training and education

  • Visibility and public commitment to the LGBT+ collective

  • Specific initiatives focused on the LGBT+ community

This year, the commitment to inclusive policies and practices was significant in a different way for LGBT+ people. Recent public administrative changes focused on the LGBT+ community igniting the private sector to generate more opportunities to grow and develop their diverse workforce through business.

Beyond the institutional efforts showcased in this report, we see the dynamism generated by the activism organized by ERGs/ BRGs or affinity groups. This internal push, often led by people from within the community, enhances institutional efforts for equality by providing continuity and persistence

Onax Cirlini, Implementing Partner for HRC Equidad AR

At HRC Equidad AR, we recognize the importance of each role within companies and organizations as they work toward mainstreaming DEI policies and committing to LGBT+-inclusion efforts; we also know that none of this work would be possible without inclusive leadership to promote these processes,

Dolores Covacevich, Implementing Partner for HRC Equidad AR

Through the CEI, Equidad AR, Equidad MX (Mexico), Equidad CL (Chile), and Equidade BR (Brazil) programs and other HRC Foundation initiatives, our work reaches more than 30.6 million employees worldwide by promoting LGBT+-inclusive policies, practices, and benefits. These efforts complement the HRC Foundation’s Global Partnerships program, which supports the work of organizations and leaders throughout the world who advocate for the rights of LGBT+ people.

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