Goldman Sachs Named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality"
For the 12th consecutive year, Goldman Sachs was named by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" and was awarded a perfect score (100 percent) in its 2016 Corporate Equality Index announced on November 18.
“This year represents a milestone in the history of the CEI, and corporate America continues to break new ground in the fight for LGBT equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “These companies and law firms have consistently shown leadership in building support for greater equality for LGBT employees, and not just within the walls of their own workplace. This year’s CEI demonstrates that business understands what many have long known: The fight for LGBT equality does not end at our borders, but is a global endeavor that must be pursued with greater urgency than ever before.”
The index, published annually by HRC, rates Fortune 500 employers on how they provide their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees with benefits for partners as well as protect LGBT employees from workplace discrimination.
“Diversity and inclusion are key components of Goldman Sachs’ culture of excellence,” said Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri, chief diversity officer and global co-head of Talent Development. “We are honored to receive this recognition and are motivated to continue to foster an environment where all of our people can reach their full potential. I am deeply proud of the work that we do to this end and to stand among the leaders of LGBT inclusive workplaces.”
Launched in 2002, the Corporate Equality Index assesses employment policies, benefits and practices. Criteria this year included comprehensive requirements for partner benefits, transgender-inclusive benefits and organizational competency and accountability on LGBT issues. Goldman Sachs received the maximum score in all categories.