Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Hormel Foods joins the ranks of 407 major U.S. businesses, which also earned top marks this year.
“Hormel Foods is a great place to work, and this recognition is a result of our commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive culture,” said Andre L. Goodlett, corporate manager of diversity and inclusion at Hormel Foods. “We are proud to receive a perfect score on the HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.”
The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. The company’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
“In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership,” said Deena Fidas, HRC Foundation workplace equality program director. “Hormel Foods not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values.”
For more information about the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.