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10.04.2019, 15:31

One of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality”

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Aramark has earned a 100 per cent rating and designation as one of the “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for a fifth consecutive year.

 

Employers earning top ratings from CEI - a benchmarking tool for corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees, and LGBTQ workplace equality in the United States, were adjudged to have comprehensive policies, benefits and practices to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families. The CEI rating criteria have three key pillars: non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families.

 

Aramark maintains nine employee resource groups (ERGs), including Aramark Pride which focuses on fostering an open, inclusive environment in which LGBTQ employees and allies are fully engaged to achieve organizational goals and enhance professional growth. Pride's goals include the enhancement of the company's competitive advantages as an LGBTQ-friendly employer and business partner, as well as engaging employees by encouraging them to bring their “whole selves” to work.

 

Commenting on the CEI, Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said:

"Top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores.

 

"Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right thing to do -- it’s also good for business."

 

Lynn McKee, Aramark Executive Vice President for Human Resources, said:

"This recognition acknowledges the progress we’ve made in maintaining an open and inclusive environment for our LGBTQ employees and allies. We share this recognition with all of our team members around the world who are dedicated to maintaining a workplace that embraces diversity, equality and inclusion."

 

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.

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