After years of engagement with civil society, embassies and corporate partners, across Latin America, HRC’s Workplace Equality Program has expanded its global workplace projects to grow LGBT-inclusive workplaces in Chile. HRC's new groundbreaking partnership with Fundación Iguales, Chile's largest LGBT advocacy group, designed to increase LGBT-inclusive policies and practices in workplaces across Chile, is called HRC Equidad CL. Similar to HRC Equidad MX, HRC Equidad CL will recognize Latin American companies and U.S. multinationals for their work in Chile. Leaders from Chile’s public and private sectors have stood up to affirm the economic case for full workplace inclusion, helping drive the pioneering work being done in the country.
“Working to achieve full LGBT inclusion in Chilean society, our mission has allowed us to train workers from the public and private sectors to create LGBT-inclusive spaces. We are very proud to carry out this partnership with Human Rights Campaign and to develop better tools to promote talent and LGBT inclusion in business and companies across the nation.” - Emilio Maldonado, Executive Director of Fundación Iguales.
This year’s HRC Equidad CL report, developed by HRC in partnership with Fundación Iguales & Pride Connection, evaluates businesses and promotes LGBT inclusion based on three core pillars:
- Adoption of nondiscrimination policies;
- Creation of employee resource groups or diversity and inclusion councils; and
- Engagement in public activities to support LGBT inclusion.
“Following the equality trend across the Americas, Chile is now taking a clear lead by investing in LGBT inclusion in the workplace, which is both fair and smart for business. As we have seen in the U.S. and Mexico, more and more Latin American businesses are interested in working on LGBT diversity and inclusion. This partnership with Fundación Iguales demonstrates our commitment to deliver concrete results for LGBT employees in Chile and around the globe.” - Deena Fidas, Director of HRC Equidad MX and HRC’s Workplace Equality Program.
Learn more in the HRC Equidad CL Spanish-language toolkit. This toolkit provides predominantly Spanish-language workplaces with a resource to help train and equip employees to build LGBT-inclusive environments.