Company earned perfect score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s
2016 Corporate Equality Index
HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The
Hartford 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 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) workplace
equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This
marks the eighth year The Hartford has received this recognition.
“The Hartford is honored to be recognized as a top workplace for the
LGBT community,” said Marty Gervasi, head of human resources at The
Hartford. “We know that a culture that values diversity and cultivates
an inclusive work environment improves the experience of our employees
and helps us better serve our customers and business partners.”
The Hartford has a long history of supporting diversity in the
workplace, and proudly supporting the LGBT community. Gervasi serves as
executive sponsor of The Hartford’s GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgendered Organization Benefiting Everyone) employee resource group,
which led the way as The Hartford’s first employee resource group,
established in 1996.
The Hartford’s GLOBE employee resource group champions the growth and
development of its members by providing the company with a center of
expertise for LGBT awareness, networking and business practices. Earlier
this year, The Hartford voiced its support for same-gender marriage
though an amicus brief filed by the business community with the U.S.
GLOBE is one of The Hartford’s eight employee resource groups that
support diversity and inclusion in the workforce. For more, visit http://thehartford.com/our-company/diversity.
“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. “The Hartford 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.”
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. The Hartford’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. The Hartford is one of 407 major U.S.
businesses to earn top marks this year.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About The Human Rights Campaign
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.
About The Hartford
With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) is a
leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual
funds. The company is widely recognized for its service excellence,
sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the
company and its financial performance is available at www.thehartford.com.
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