DuPont recently announced that it has been named a 2021 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The company received a score of 100% on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the ninth consecutive year.
“At DuPont we’re all in, reaffirming and recommitting ourselves to growing an even more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where all our employees are empowered to thrive,” said Kim Markiewicz, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “We are proud of our policies and practices that support achievement of a 100 percent rating on the Corporate Equality Index. We will continue our work with HRC and others to champion the rights of our LGBTQ+ colleagues to work and live openly in our communities around the world.”
According to HRC, the results of the 2021 CEI showcase how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S. In addition, 57% of CEI-rated companies with global operations are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad.
“I’m thrilled that DuPont once again has cleared the increasingly challenging HRC bar and achieved a perfect score,” said Steven Larrabee, chief information officer and DuPont Pride Employee Resource Group executive sponsor. “We’re applying a strong continuous improvement mindset to further strengthen DuPont’s workplace inclusivity for all, including our LGBTQ+ community, and I’m proud to work for a company that so highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion overall.”
DuPont’s efforts in satisfying all the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. The CEI rates employers providing these protections to over 18 million U.S. workers and an additional 17 million abroad. Companies rated in the CEI include Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200), and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families
- Supporting an inclusive culture
- Corporate social responsibility