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HR Dive | January 27, 2020

A record 686 American companies and law firms earned a 100 on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), announced by Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 21. The companies represent "12.4 million employees nationally, 11.9 million globally and earn a combined estimate of $12.9 trillion in revenue," according to the index, which provides the designation of Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. Eighty-three companies participated in the CEI for the first time in 2020, and 36 debuted at a score of 100, including Warner Music Group, Seacoast National Bank and Etsy Inc. HRC recognized 11 companies that earned top marks on all three workplace equality assessments: the CEI, Equidad MX and Equidad CL. The Equidad program recognizes Latin American companies and U.S. multinational companies for their work in Mexico and Chile. The report stated that 94% of CEI-rated employers have an employee resource group or diversity council that includes LGBTQ and allied employees and programming. And 85% of the 2020 rated businesses provide affirmative transgender-inclusive health care benefits. "The most significant progress in the CEI has been the wide-scale adoption of transgender-inclusive initiatives across businesses,"according to the report.

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