Air Products has once again earned a perfect score of 100% on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
CEI is regarded as the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) foundation.
“Over a year ago, the objective of becoming the ‘most diverse’ industrial gas company in the world was added to Air Products’ publicly-stated company goal. We continued to make strides toward this goal in the last year with our programmes and policies,” said Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO at Air Products.
“This year we focused on unconscious bias regarding who we hire, develop and listen to, and how we create a more inclusive team environment. We are pleased to have again achieved a perfect score from CEI, and we know there is always more to do,” Ghasemi continued.
The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practises, Air Products’ efforts in satisfying all CEI criteria results in a 100% ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
“The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the US, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores,” said Chad Griffin, HRC President.
“Many of these companies have also become vocal advocates for equality in the public square. 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,” Griffin concluded.