Deloitte Scores 100 Percent Rating on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Michelle Remo, “Big 4″ observer
January 23, 2012 /

For the sixth consecutive year, Deloitte has been named one of Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) “Best Places to Work,” earning a perfect 100 percent rating on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

The CEI measures and analyzes inclusion initiatives, company benefits, and support made available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) personnel and the wider LGBT community.

HRC’s criteria for earning a spot on this coveted list continues to be raised, including a more rigorous assessment of LGBT health benefits, full transgender inclusion, and the ability to offer effective diversity training, recruiting, resources, supplier diversity and company citizenship.

The number of companies earning this distinction has declined nearly 50 percent based on these additional criteria.

“At Deloitte, we work tirelessly to offer a workplace where all of our professionals can thrive,” said Jennifer Steinmann, chief talent officer, Deloitte LLP.

“Fostering an inclusive culture for LGBT employees enables us to attract and retain a robust talent base and affirms our desire to remain a dynamic and diverse organization. The CEI ranking recognizes our continuously improving policies and programs that support this goal.”

Through a variety of Business Resource Groups (BRG) including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender, and Allies BRG (GLOBE & Allies BRG), Deloitte offers its people opportunities to network, grow professionally and build relationships.

The BRG enables LGBT employees and other supporting colleagues to contribute to Deloitte’s talent acquisition, retention, community and marketplace relationships, as well as to enhance their own career development.

Deloitte supports the greater LGBT community through a number of initiatives, including sponsorship of the Business Coalition for Benefits Tax Equity and the 2011 Out & Equal Executive Forum, which provided diversity training and networking opportunities for LGBT employees.

Deloitte has earned numerous other recognitions for its leadership in promoting LGBT equality. Most recently, it landed a top-10 spot on DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” survey in 2011, its eighth year on the list. It has also been named one of DiversityInc’s “Top 10 Companies for LGBT” three times.

 

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