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Fifth Third Bank Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index

Fifth Third earns 100% for the sixth consecutive time on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ workplace equality

Fifth Third Bank, National Association has received a score of 100 for the sixth consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.

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“This recognition is further evidence of Fifth Third’s continued commitment to inclusion and diversity, including making progress toward advancing the Bank as a leader in creating an equitable workplace for all employees”

“The HRC CEI honor confirms that we are moving in the right direction of cultivating a trusting environment where all ideas are welcome and where all employees are empowered to be their authentic selves,” said Peg Jula, chief human resources officer, Fifth Third Bank.

“This recognition is further evidence of Fifth Third’s continued commitment to inclusion and diversity, including making progress toward advancing the Bank as a leader in creating an equitable workplace for all employees,” said Stephanie Smith, chief inclusion and diversity officer, Fifth Third Bank.

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The HRC CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities;
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families;
  • Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
  • Corporate social responsibility.

“From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality,” said Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President. “This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do—but the best business decision.”

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