Hormel Foods joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“We are extremely honored to receive a perfect score for the second year in a row on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index,” said Andre L. Goodlett, corporate manager of diversity and inclusion at Hormel Foods. “This recognition reflects our commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive culture for all of our employees.”
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 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.
For more information about the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.