For Yet Another Year JetBlue Earns a Perfect ‘100’ From the Human
Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU)
announced today that it has received another top score of 100 on the
2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The honor from the Human Rights
Campaign Foundation is based on surveys and reports on corporate
policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.
“JetBlue is thrilled to once again earn a top rating in HRC’s Corporate
Equality Index,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s President and CEO. “Here at
JetBlue we are proud to embrace our company’s rich diversity and
celebrate the LGBT crewmembers who have helped make us one of America’s
best places to work.”
In partnership with JetPride, the company’s crewmember resource group,
JetBlue has continued its support of many local and national LGBT
nonprofit groups across its network. As New York’s Hometown Airline,
JetBlue is proud to be the official airline of The Center, the lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender community center. The airline has also
supported numerous other community organizations such as AVP: The
Anti-Violence Project, Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Lambda Legal, NLGJA –
The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, the OneOrlando Fund and OutRight
In celebration of LGBT pride, hundreds of JetBlue crewmembers and senior
leaders marched this year in celebrations across the country including
in the airline’s focus cities of Boston; Long Beach, Calif.; New York;
and Orlando, Fla.
The CEI 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. JetBlue’s efforts in
satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 ranking and the
designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in
Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to
100 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
925 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
About The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is 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.
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