General Motors has received a perfect score in the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which looks at companies’ corporate policies and practices related to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality in the workplace. The survey is administered annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
The 2015 Corporate Equality Index rated 971 different businesses based on their non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. GM fulfilled all criteria, earning it the ‘Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality’ designation.
“A diverse workforce and customer base is the cornerstone of our future, and this achievement is a reflection of our dedication to a genuine focus on LGBT employees and consumers,” said GM’s Chief Diversity Officer, Ken Barrett.
GM has been among the top supporters of LGBT workplace equality for seven of the last eight years and was among 366 major U.S. businesses which earned top marks in the survey this year.