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US New HRC Report: Aerospace and Defense Companies Making LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion a Priority

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Washington. 29 March 2019. Aerospace and defense companies continue to work toward LGBTQ workplace equality and inclusion, according to the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) issued  by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

 The HRC Foundation has strengthened criteria to meet the needs of LGBTQ workers in the most rigorous scorecard to date. Five hundred and seventy-one companies have been designated a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for their efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking. Five are aerospace and defense giants.

 “The nation’s most prominent aerospace and defense firms recognize that mission readiness requires the full contributions of each team member,” said Beck Bailey, acting director of the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program. “Ensuring all employees — including LGBTQ workers — can acess LGBTQ-inclusive policies and benefits is a key part of their business model.”

EmployerHeadquarters LocationState2019 CEI Rating
Airbus Americas Inc.HerndonVA100
BAE Systems Inc.ArlingtonVA85
Boeing Co.ChicagoIL90
General Dynamics Corp.Falls ChurchVA75
Harris Corp.MelbourneFL100
Honeywell International Inc.Morris TownshipNJ55
Huntington Ingalls IndustriesNewport NewsVA90
Leidos HoldingsRestonVA85
Lockheed Martin Corp.BethesdaMD100
Northrop Grumman Corp.Falls ChurchVA100
Raytheon Co.WalthamMA90
Rockwell Collins Inc.Cedar RapidsIA85
Rolls-Royce North America (USA) Holdings Co.RestonVA100
Spirit AeroSystems Inc.WichitaKS85
Textron Inc.ProvidenceRI30
Virgin OrbitLong BeachCA50

HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is America’s premiere benchmarking tool for LGBTQ workplace equality. The results of this year’s CEI, showcases how hundreds of U.S.-based multinational companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but helping to advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace abroad.

The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria in four broad categories:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Employment benefits
  • Supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility including public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  • Responsible citizenship
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