LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Anschutz Entertainment Group landed a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, the benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
AEG was one of more than 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year, including Live Nation, which also earned a perfect score.
“The 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,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Many of these companies have also become vocal advocates for equality in the public square, including the dozens that have signed on to amicus briefs in vital Supreme Court cases and the more than 170 that have joined HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act. 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.”
“We are honored to receive a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index and be designated a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. For more than 20 years, AEG has worked hard to build an inclusive culture that reflects the rich diversity of the global communities where we operate, because we firmly believe that diversity, equity and inclusion in our workforce is critical to our continued success,” said Kevin McDowell, Chief Administrative Officer, AEG. “We are proud to have created a supportive environment that reassures and empowers our LGBTQ employees.”
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.