WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science,
received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s annual
2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), making it a “Best Place to Work for
LGBT Equality.” The CEI, a national benchmarking tool for lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender workplace inclusion, provides an in-depth
analysis and rating of large U.S. employers relevant to LGBT policies
“Building a culture of diversity and inclusion allows us to bring
cutting-edge thinking to the workplace that will drive innovation, which
is critical to meeting the needs of our customers,” said Sue Rice,
senior vice president of human resources for Thermo Fisher Scientific.
“This year, we formed an employee resource group dedicated to the
recruitment, retention and development of LGBT talent, an important
milestone in fostering a workplace culture that empowers employees to
bring their whole selves to work. We’re proud to be recognized for our
In addition to forming an LGBT employee resource group, the following
practices also contributed to Thermo Fisher’s perfect rating:
An Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy that includes sexual
orientation as well as gender identity and expression.
Equal healthcare coverage for transgender individuals without
exclusion for medically necessary care.
A supplier diversity program that fosters the promotion, growth and
development of LGBT-owned businesses as well as suppliers dedicated to
supporting LGBT employees with inclusive practices.
This is the 14th edition of the CEI, which evaluates
companies across an array of equal employment opportunity policies and
benefits, organizational LGBT competency and public engagement with the
LGBT community. This year, the HRC rated 1,024 companies. Thermo Fisher
is one of 391 major U.S. businesses to earn a perfect score.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
To learn more about Thermo Fisher’s commitment to employee involvement,
please visit corporate.thermofisher.com/responsibility.
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science,
with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50
countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world
healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life
sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient
diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier
brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher
Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of
innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive
support. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.