COSTA MESA, Calif., March 28, 2019 -- Experian's dedication to creating an open and accepting workplace where everyone can thrive has been recognized with a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the CEI is the nation's premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Experian® joins some of the most respected companies in America in earning top marks this year.
"We work tirelessly every day to build a culture that is recognized both inside and outside Experian for being a welcoming, tolerant, and respectful organization," said Craig Boundy, chief executive officer of Experian North America. "This recognition means a great deal to our more than 6,500 people in North America since it exemplifies our commitment to ensuring everyone has equal rights, can be open and honest, and can feel safe being their whole selves at Experian. We look forward to working with organizations like HRC to identify new and best practices to help us become the most inclusive workplace, not only for the LGBTQ+ community, but for everyone."
Experian prides itself on supporting a positive work environment for its employees, with companywide initiatives that aim to provide transparency into the company's commitment to diversity and inclusion. This includes transgender services and equal coverage for domestic partners and spouses, regardless of sexual identity. The company's nondiscrimination and equal employment policies go beyond federal requirements, ensuring equal treatment regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including nondiscrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs and public engagement within the LGBTQ community. Experian's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria resulted in a 100 percent score and the designation as a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality."
"The top-scoring companies on this year's CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores," said HRC president Chad Griffin.
For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization, working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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