November 15, 2018
Thomson Reuters obtains the highest rating in the second HRC index Equity MX on LGBT inclusion in the workplace
Mexico City, November 13, 2018 – Thomson Reuters is proud to receive the highest rating in the second HRC Equity MX survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) in Mexico, which highlights the policies and business practices related to the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The certification places Thomson Reuters among the 69 leading employers in LGBT inclusion in Mexico.
"We are proud to have been recognized in the HRC Equidad MX Report, a first-of-its-kind assessment designed to increase LGBTQ-inclusion in workplaces across Mexico. As a business, diversity and inclusion is a part of our DNA and how we do business. Therefore, supporting the LGBT community is fundamental to how we attract and retain top talent. Congratulations to all of the companies featured in the report", shared Geoffrey Williams, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Thomson Reuters about this milestone.
"Thomson Reuters invests in LGBT inclusion in the workplace because it is a fair and smart company. Thomson Reuters knows that the economy of the future depends on today's talent; Being more inclusive is a key element in attracting and retaining the best workforce. We honor the appointment of Thomson Reuters as one of the "Best places to work for LGBT equity" and we look forward to continuing to work together in the coming years", said Deena Fidas, director of HRC Equity MX and HRC's Employment Equity Programs.
"This year we have the participation of more Mexican companies, in addition to the multinationals. It is in our interest to deepen the dialogue on LGBT diversity and inclusion in more local companies, regardless of their size and always for the benefit of the entire population in Mexico", said Fidas.
The HRC Equity MX 2019 report evaluates the policies and practices related to the inclusion of LGBT persons in the workplace that includes the anti-discrimination protections; the existence of internal diversity and inclusion councils and groups of employees; as well as the public commitment of the company with society and LGBT issues. The efforts of Thomson Reuters to reach all these criteria result in a 100% classification, making this company one of the "Best places to work for LGBT equity" and placing it among the 69 leading employers in LGBT inclusion in Mexico, according to the second edition of the HRC Equity MX index.
For more information about the HRC Equity MX program, or to download a free copy of the report, visit https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/CEI-EquidadMX-Report-2018.pdf?_ga=2.126788747.764487282.1542128378-1500484130.1541617952.
Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the largest civil rights organization in the United States that works to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC contemplates a world where LGBTQ people are full members of society, home, work and in every community.
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