A Record-Breaking 96 Employers Participated in the Third ‘HRC Equidad CL’ Report
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 third annual ‘HRC Equidad CL: Global Workplace Equality Program.’ 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.
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. This year, a landmark 96 companies participated in the survey, which tripled the amount of corporate engagement since its inaugural edition, and recognized 28 businesses with the HRC’s Foundations designation of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” or “Mejores Lugares para Trabajar LGBT.” To see the full list of honorees click here.
Altogether the top-scoring businesses employ 107,438 workers nationwide and the total of participating companies employ 247,886 workers. Of all participating companies, 73 percent have a policy protecting sexual orientation and 72 percent protect gender identity, and 55 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—last year, that number jumped to 20 top scorers and 63 participating companies.
Through its CEI and partnerships with local organizations, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is leading the advancement of LGBTQ workplace inclusion and equality across the U.S., Mexico and Chile impacting more than 30.6 million employees worldwide.
The 2021 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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