Voya Financial, Inc., announced that, for the 16th consecutive year, they have received a perfect score of 100% on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) — the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) workplace equality.
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Voya Earned 100% on the (@HRC) Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices. #CEI2021
The CEI is compiled from the results of a survey, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, which evaluates LGBTQ-related business policies and practices falling under four central pillars, including non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility. Voya joins the ranks of more than 767 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“We work hard to foster an environment that is affirming and inclusive of all our employees, no matter their differences,” said Voya’s Kevin Silva, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “To have our efforts recognized in this space for 16 years, is a testament to our belief that our differences make us stronger and celebrating those differences is the foundation of a great place to work.”
The results of the 2021 CEI showcase how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 57% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. Voya’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100% ranking and the designation as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
“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.”