Human Rights Campaign Honors Chrysler Group, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and VW
After a comprehensive evaluation of workforce programs across the United States, the Human Rights Campaign recently published its 2013 Corporate Equality Index to provide “in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees”—and the U.S. auto industry came up big once again.
Five automakers received perfect 100 percent scores in this year’s index, reflecting their commitment to providing a diverse, inclusive workplace that offers equal benefits for all employees, public support of the LGBT community, non-discriminatory hiring practices and more. They were the Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Toyota Motor Sales USA and Volkswagen of America.
It was part of what the Human Rights Campaign called a record year for corporate equality:
“All of our employees at the Chrysler Group are valued and given the opportunity to contribute to the success of our company,” said Nancy A. Rae, senior vice president of Human Resources for the automaker. “As an Employer of Choice, the Chrysler Group prides itself on creating an inclusive business environment in which all people and ideas are welcome, appreciated and respected.”
The Human Rights Campaign’s 2013 Corporate Equality Index can be found online at: www.HRC.org/cei.