Rockwell Automation Earns Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Rockwell Automation Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign
Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial
automation and information, proudly 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 Foundation. Rockwell Automation joins the ranks of 407
major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

“Rockwell Automation is delighted to be recognized with a perfect score
on the Corporate Equality Index for the fourth year in a row,” stated Ed
Seaberg, vice president information technology and co-sponsor of ROKout
LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group. “We continue to raise the bar on
our practices to support awareness and inclusion, to enable all
employees to bring their full selves to work, and do their best work
every day.”

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. Rockwell Automation’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. “Rockwell Automation 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 on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental
fairness and equality for all.

Automation Inc.
(NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated
to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more
productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee,
Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers
in more than 80 countries.


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