135 Chilean Employers Participated in the Forth ‘HRC Equidad CL’ Report with 57 Earning Top Marks
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 Fundación Iguales, is releasing its fourth annual ‘HRC Equidad CL: Global Workplace Equality Program’ report. 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 2022, the total number of workplace participants rose to 135, an increase of more than 40% compared to 2021.
The Chilean-based survey, 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. In 2022, a landmark 135 companies participated in the survey, which more than tripled the amount of corporate engagement since its inaugural edition, and recognized 57 businesses for earning top scores on the survey and illustrating their commitment to LGBTQ+ workplace equality and inclusion. To see the full list of honorees click here.
Altogether the top-scoring businesses employ 181,806 workers nationwide and the total of participating companies employ 328,594 workers. Of all participating companies, 63% percent have a policy protecting sexual orientation and 16% percent indicated they are in the process of creating one, and 66% percent have a specific LGBTQ+ employee resource group (ERG). In its inaugural year, 31 companies undertook the survey and 15 of them earned the HRC’s Foundation designation—this year, that number jumped to 57 top scorers and 135 participating companies.
Through its CEI and partnerships with local organizations, the HRC Foundation is leading the advancement of LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion and equality across the U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Chile impacting more than 39 million workers worldwide.
The 2022 HRC Equidad CL report evaluated Chilean businesses and corporations based on three core pillars of LGBTQ+ workplace 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.
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