Air Products has received a perfect score of 100% for the fourth consecutive year on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), administrated by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

The US industrial gas giant also received an HRC distinction for being one of the ’Best Places to Work for LGBTW Equality.’

“We are pleased to have achieved a perfect score from CEI,” said Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO of Air Products. 

“Building a welcoming, diverse and inclusive workplace is a continual process and we know there will always be more work to do.”

“Creating an inclusive environment helps our people, that come from all walks of life and nationalities, and our business succeed.”

“It gives our company a competitive advantage and access to larger pool of talent and ideas.”

The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five categories:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Employment benefits
  • Demonstrated organisational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
  • Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  • Responsible citizenship

During the past year, Air Products has focused on unconscious bias, by hosting ’Breaking Through the Bias’ workshops designed to help employees identify unconscious bias and taking steps so it does not impact or distort decision making.

“The impact of the HRC CEI over its 18-year history is profound,” said Alphonso David, President of the HRC.

“In this time, the corporate community has worked with us to adopt LGBTQ- inclusive policies, practices and benefits, establishing the CEI as a primary driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion in America and across the globe.”

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