Inclusion Goes Beyond the Numbers: ADP Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign 2017 Equality Index
Talking openly about diversity is important to creating an inclusive work environment. However, it holds little value if an organization doesn’t implement policies to put that dialogue into action. I’m proud to say that over the past several years, we have demonstrated our commitment to “walking the talk,” by creating workplace policies and a welcoming environment that enable LGBTQ employees to grow personally and professionally at ADP. Sponsoring business resource groups like ADP Pride serves to engage our LGBTQ employees and their allies in implementing inclusive practices like a voluntary self-identification program and awareness training. ADP Pride has also been instrumental in ensuring we have market-competitive benefits that attracts and retains top LGBTQ talent.
For these reasons, ADP has once again received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index — an honor we’ve received for the eighth consecutive year. The Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking standard on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. The rating is based on policies and inclusion efforts, including equal partner medical benefits and firm-wide organizational competency programs for LGBTQ inclusion. The complete list of criteria can be viewed here.
While I’m thrilled with the progress we’ve made, a perfect score is not an indication that our work is done. Diversity and inclusion is a journey, and I’m excited to continue building on the efforts and policies we’ve established so far in order to promote a culture that supports and reflects our diverse group of associates, clients and suppliers.
For more information on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, check out the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s website.