Rockwell Automation Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Rockwell Automation Earns 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign
Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ 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 2017 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 517
major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

“We are proud of our 100 percent HRC score for a fifth year in a row,
demonstrating our leadership and commitment to our employees and
community,” said Blake Moret, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation.
“Our mission to improve the quality of life by making the world more
productive and sustainable starts within our own company, and we are
committed to fostering a safe and equitable environment for all of our
employees to do their best work.”

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBTQ–related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with
the LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit

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.

Rockwell 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 approximately 22,000 people
serving customers in more than 80 countries.


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