Last week, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) announced we've earned a score of 100 percent – the highest score possible – for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the workplace. The index has become a roadmap and benchmarking tool for U.S. businesses in this evolving area.
"We're extremely honored and proud to receive a top score on the Corporate Equality Index, said Cedric Ellis, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. "It's representative of our core value to be inclusive and respect all individuals."
A few things that contributed to our index score include corporate policies that protect the rights of LGBT staff and vendors and extend to the charities we choose to support through corporate giving. And, this year, we also rolled out transgender health benefits in our 2017 Open Enrollment.
"As an insurance and investment company that serves credit unions and their members, we were founded on the philosophy of equality and people helping people," said Ellis. "Whether it’s financial, racial, religious, gender or sexual orientation, we appreciate the differences that make each of us unique. Our commitment to supporting an inclusive culture – especially for the LGBT community and its allies – is steadfast and we work diligently to enhance our employees and customers’ experience every day. For us, it’s simply the right thing to do."
In addition to the corporate efforts we continue to make, our Prism Employee Resource Group (ERG) includes LGBT staff members who volunteer in the local communities we serve.
We thank our employees and the Prism ERG who made this prestigious recognition possible.