Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Equidad MX Recognizes Record-Breaking 242 Employers in Mexico For Their Commitment to LGBTQ+ Inclusion

by Laurel Powell

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) launched the fifth annual HRC Equidad MX: Programa Global de Equidad Laboral, a survey evaluating LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion within major Mexican businesses and multinationals. This year, 242 employers have earned top ratings in the 2022 HRC Equidad MX report, a 14% increase over last year’s total of 212, reflecting a growing commitment in Mexico to creating LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices in their workplaces.

We’re pleased to share the results of this year’s Equidad MX: Programa Global de Equidad Laboral. Like years prior, we’re so proud to see the remarkable growth in businesses in Mexico that are committed to providing inclusive and affirming workplaces where LGBTQ+ workers thrive. LGBTQ+ 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.

Joni Madison, Human Rights Campaign Interim President

The HRC Equidad MX program is modeled after HRC’s Corporate Equality Index -- the premier LGBTQ+ workplace equality benchmarking survey in the U.S. Top-scoring companies earn the HRC Foundation’s designation of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” or “Mejores Lugares para Trabajar LGBTQ+” for their commitment to creating inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees.

The groundbreaking progress and overall success of HRC Equidad MX is reflected in the rapidly-growing number of companies participating in the survey -- and achieving top ratings for LGBTQ+ workplace equality. In the survey’s inaugural year, 32 companies in Mexico -- including PEMEX, one of the largest employers in Latin America -- earned top ratings. That number jumped to 69 companies in 2019, 120 in the 2020 survey, 212 for the 2021 survey, and 242 this year. HRC Equidad MX seeks to continue to expand this network of inclusive employers throughout Mexico.

This year’s HRC Equidad MX Report assessed major Mexican businesses and multinational companies on three core pillars of LGBTQ+ inclusion:

  • Adoption of nondiscrimination policies

  • Creation of employee resource groups or diversity and inclusion councils

  • Engagement in public activities to support LGBT inclusion

Inclusive workplaces help morale and help a business’s bottom line. When employers want to attract and retain the best workforce, everyone wins. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the best business decision. We celebrate this year’s honorees for showing the way forward in adopting workplace policies and practices to foster LGBTQ+ inclusion across Mexico.

Keisha Williams, Director of the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program

This year’s results are truly inspiring. The growing number of businesses committed to promoting LGBTQ+-inclusive policies and practices in Mexico indicates that more and more corporate leaders understand and value the fairness and benefits of inclusive workplaces: 30% of this year’s participants are Mexican companies. This is a huge milestone for LGBTQ+ inclusion efforts in Mexico and we hope that it is now serving as inspiration for other Latin American countries.

Francisco Robledo and Fernando Velázquez, HRC Equidad MX Implementing Partners

The HRC Foundation’s work in Mexico impacts approximately 1 million employees currently working for inclusive employers nationwide and represents 37 different industries. Through the CEI, Equidad MX, and Equidad CL (Chile) programs, the HRC Foundation’s work reaches more than 30.6 million employees worldwide by promoting LGBT-inclusive policies, practices and benefits. These programs will expand in 2022 to include Argentina and Brazil. 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 LGBT people.

A full list of honorees is available here. For more information on HRC’s Workplace Equality Program in Mexico, please visit or send an email to

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