"We could not be prouder of our 2021 Corporate Equality Index score of 100 percent, it’s a true testament to the steadfast commitment and efforts of our 10,600 colleagues who strive every day to make our business more inclusive..."
NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 28, 2021
LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. LexisNexis is proud to be among the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“At LexisNexis, we are deeply dedicated to ensuring that our business is reflective of the diverse communities we serve across the globe and that we foster a culture where differences are celebrated,” stated Alyce Clark, EVP of Global Human Resources at LexisNexis Legal & Professional. “With so many challenges going on in the world right now, we could not be prouder of our 2021 Corporate Equality Index score of 100 percent, it’s a true testament to the steadfast commitment and efforts of our 10,600 colleagues who strive every day to make our business more inclusive.”
“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.”
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. LexisNexis’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to over 18 million U.S. workers and an additional 17 million abroad. Companies rated in the CEI include Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses, American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200), and hundreds of publicly and privately held mid- to large-sized businesses.
The 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.
The full report is available online at http://www.hrc.org/cei.
About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
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.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis and Nexis services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 10,600 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.