Since its inception in 2016, the pioneering HRC Equidad MX: Global Workplace Equality Program has experienced outstanding success in promoting LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion among Mexican businesses and corporations. The initiative was designed to help employers become LGBTQ+ inclusive by assessing corporate practices and policies through our annual survey. The results of the latest HRC Equidad MX Report attest to the unprecedented growth of the program; this year, a record number of companies were recognized with the HRC Foundation's designation of “Best Places to Work for the LGBTQ+ Equality” or Mejores Lugares para Trabajar LGBT reflecting their ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ equality and adoption of vital policies for LGBTQ+ employees.
The Mexico-based initiative, inspired by HRC's annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) — the national leading benchmarking tool on corporate LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices — is HRC's first in-country program in Latin America. Equidad MX's success spurred on the establishment of three additional workplace equality programs to date: HRC Equidad CL in Chile, HRC Equidad AR in Argentina, and HRC Equidade BR in Brazil.
In the sixth edition of HRC Equidad MX, 252 companies earned a score of 100.
In addition to the commitment of companies that have participated in previous years, this year we have the participation of 32 new companies.
87 participating companies are on the list of “Las 500 Empresas Expansión 2022”. Of these 87, 76 scored a 100 on our report.
The number of people who benefited from the program grew from approximately 1.2 million to 1.4 million, showing a 15% growth.
In 2016, the HRC Foundation partnered with ADIL Diversidad e Inclusion Laboral to establish the HRC Equidad MX and grow LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion. Through HRC Equidad MX and Equidad MX Business Advisory Council, the HRC Foundation continues to work with corporate and civil society leaders to expand its workplace inclusion efforts across the country.