WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with Instituto de Políticas Públicas LGBT+, is releasing its second annual HRC Equidad AR: Global Workplace Equality Program report. The survey evaluates LGBT+ workplace inclusion within major Argentinean businesses and multinationals. This year, 49 organizations earned the maximum score in the 2023 HRC Equidad AR report, and the total number of participating companies has increased from last year’s total of 53 to 76, reflecting a growing commitment in Argentina to creating LGBT+ inclusive policies and practices in their workplaces. The HRC Foundation’s work in Argentina impacts more than 102,000 employees working for inclusive employers nationwide. LGBT+ affirming policies are a win-win: workers can achieve their full potential and employers reaffirm their commitment to treating all employees with dignity and respect.
The HRC Equidad AR program is modeled after HRC’s Corporate Equality Index–the premier LGBTQ+ workplace equality benchmarking survey in the U.S. Top-scoring companies lead the way on LGBTQ+ inclusion and equity, and earn 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.
HRC Equidad AR seeks to continue to expand the network of inclusive employers throughout South America and beyond - notably, 24 companies that achieved the “Mejores Lugares para Trabajar LGBT+” in Argentina this year reached the highest score in more than two of the countries where the HRC Foundation has this certification (either in the United States, Mexico, Chile, or Brazil).
This year’s HRC Equidad AR Report assessed major Argentinean businesses and multinational companies on several core pillars of LGBT+ inclusion:
“We are delighted with the engagement from Argentina's companies and public sector entities,” said RaShawn Hawkins, Director of the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program. In its second year, Equidad AR has seen a significant increase in participation and an unmatched increase in participants achieving the certification ‘Mejores Lugares Para Trabajar LGBT+ 2023.’ Our deepest gratitude goes to our implementing partners for their continued commitment and to the companies and public entities for joining us and standing with us in this movement.”
“In this second year, Equidad AR has experienced significant growth. And that has to do–above all–with the increase in corporate commitment to LGBT+ equity, diversity, and inclusion,” said Esteban Paulon, Implementing Partner for HRC Equidad AR. “This commitment comes not only from the idea that it is fair to move in this direction but also from the activism of the ERG/BRGs that continuously propose affirmative actions such as supporting training activities, advocating for the equal inclusion of their transgender colleagues, and requesting direct support for community projects and partnerships with social organizations. Additionally, the survey reflects that six in every ten participating companies have openly LGBT+ people on their boards, which speaks volumes about the progress of our community in the places where decisions are made.”
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 LGBTQ+-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 that advocate for the rights of LGBTQ+ people.
A full list of honorees is available here. For more information on HRC’s Workplace Equality Program in
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