The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) ratings are out, and it lists Frost Brown Todd (FBT) as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” The Mid-American firm located in 13 markets and nine states, received a perfect 100 percent rating for the sixth consecutive year and is one of more than 680 major U.S. businesses to earn top marks in 2020. Read the full report here.
“Achieving a perfect rating by HRC is no easy feat. Continuing it six years running is a benchmark we don’t take for granted,” said FBT Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Kimera Hall. “Our diversity and inclusion efforts are meant to meet the needs of both our employees and our clients. We could not do that without the guidance HRC provides.”
The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report that reviews corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality. The HRC evaluates all types of entities from the largest law firms and publicly traded businesses to smaller and privately held companies. FBT met the three key pillars of the CEI’s rating criteria, including non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; and supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility.
“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.
HRC considers FBT an advocate for equality within FBT and with respect to its clients and the community around it. HRC notes that what sets companies like FBT apart is not only speaking about inclusion and non-discrimination policies, but also applying them to their work daily.
About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.