US-based industrial software company Emerson has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

Published annually, CEI comprises of a benchmarking survey and report based on LGBTQ+ workplace equality, measuring corporate policies and benefits practices.

Akberet Boykin Farr, Emerson’s Vice-President of Diversity and Social Responsibility, said. “We’re proud to be recognised once again by the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for our commitment to equality and workplace inclusion.”

“At Emerson, we are committed to a culture where our LGBTQ+ employees around the world know they are valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives at work and beyond.”

One effort that makes Emerson stand out in the CEI is its LGBTQ + Allies Employee Resource Group, in which local chapters host educational sessions and participate in community events on behalf of the company.

Since its launch, the group has grown by 12 chapters and built a member base of more than 800 employees across 35 countries.

Jay Brown, Senior Vice-President of Programmes, Research and Training for Human Rights Campaign, said, “When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers — from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns — could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically.”

“We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere.”