January 21, 2020
Thomson Reuters Earns Top Marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index
Thomson Reuters earns 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard assessing LGBTQ workplace equality for eighth consecutive year.
NEW YORK, January 21, 2020 – Thomson Reuters today announced that it has received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
“Thomson Reuters is extremely honored to be recognized with a top score for the eighth consecutive year, demonstrating our sustained commitment to the LGBTQ community both in the U.S. and internationally. We are particularly proud to score highly on the CEI’s newly added criteria, including our approach to domestic partner benefits, transgender benefits and LBGTQ inclusion within our supplier diversity programs,” said Pragashini Fox, Head of Talent Management, Thomson Reuters. “Recognitions like this underscore the importance of our efforts and our care for colleagues, customers and the communities in which we live and work,” Ms. Fox continued.
Thomson Reuters efforts in satisfying all the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. 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. The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:
- Non-discrimination policies
- Employment benefits
- Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
- Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
- Responsible citizenship
The full report, is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.
“The impact of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over its 18-year history is profound. In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the Corporate Equality Index as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “These companies know that protecting their LGBTQ employees and customers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do -- it is also the best business decision. In addition, many of these leaders are also advocating for the LGBTQ community and equality under the law in the public square. From supporting LGBTQ civil rights protections in the U.S. through HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act, to featuring transgender and non-binary people in an ad in Argentina, to advocating for marriage equality in Taiwan -- businesses understand their LGBTQ employees and customers deserve to be seen, valued and respected not only at work, but in every aspect of daily life.”
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