Grant Thornton earns perfect score in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grant Thornton LLP has received a perfect 100 percent score on the Human
Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) – a
national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and
practices related to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender)
workplace equality.

The perfect score places Grant Thornton on the Human Rights Campaign
Foundation’s list of Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

“This recognition affirms our commitment to providing an inclusive
culture for all of our professionals,” said Pamela Harless, chief people
& culture officer of Grant Thornton. “We have seen firsthand the power
of bringing one’s whole self to work and we are dedicated to creating a
workplace where our people can thrive both personally and
professionally. Doing so provides the best solutions for our firm and
our clients.”

Harless went on to explain that Grant Thornton views diversity and
inclusion as strategic advantages. To promote a culture of inclusivity,
the firm supports multiple business resource groups (BRGs), including
Equality GT – a BRG that fosters an environment that attracts, retains
and embraces LGBT professionals.

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. Grant Thornton’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 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017
Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report,
visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant
Thornton LLP
(Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant
Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of
independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues
in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 60 offices with more than 570
partners and more than 8,500 personnel in the United States and at our
Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India. Grant Thornton works with a
broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government
agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

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of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms
are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member
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About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

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.

Contacts

Grant Thornton LLP
Adam Bond
T 312.602.8332
E
adam.bond@us.gt.com