AEG has once again received a perfect score of 100 on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), 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.
AEG joins the ranks of more than 840 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year from the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students and 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system.
“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,” says Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign svp of programs, research and training. “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.”
“We are honored to once again receive a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index and be designated a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality. At AEG, we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture throughout our global portfolio and believe that diversity, equity and inclusion in our workforce is paramount to our success,” says Jae Pi’ilani Requiro, vp of diversity, equity and inclusion at AEG. “I also want to acknowledge the great work of our Pride Employee Network Groups in the United States and Europe, whose unwavering commitment and passion continue to amplify AEG’s corporate initiatives to build a culture of belonging for our employees, fans and partners.”
The CEI evaluates companies on detailed criteria including non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable employee benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility. For more information on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.