In 2018, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation extended its LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion efforts to South America, specifically, Chile. Our Global Workplace Equality Programs were established to grow and promote LGBTQ+ inclusion among national and U.S. multinational companies in Latin America and recognizes businesses with the HRC Foundation's designation of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” or Mejores Lugares Para Trabajar LGBTQ+ for their efforts to become inclusive workplaces.
In partnership with Fundación Iguales , Chile's largest LGBTQ+ advocacy group, the Global Workplace Equality team built upon the successful model of HRC Equidad MX to establish HRC Equidad Chile. Equidad CL will further recognize employers in Latin America who have demonstrated a commitment to LGBTQ+ equality by adopting crucial LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices for their employees.
also participated in the survey in 2022
while 20% declared that they were in the process of having a formalized policy in place
of that number, 37% were employees at a business that achieved the highest score
Seven years ago, Fundación Iguales saw a need in Chile to focus on inclusive workspaces, connecting with several businesses looking to promote this work. This is how Pride Connection Chile was initiated. Pride Connection is a network of local companies and organizations that seek to achieve equality in the workplace through practices and policies. In 2019, Pride Connection and HRCF joined in partnership to implement Equidad CL. Equidad CL is a benchmarking tool that provides data, recommendations, and best practices to expand the number of workplaces free of discrimination specifically for the LGBTI+ community.