Blank Rome Earns Perfect Score in 2017 Corporate Equality Index
December 5, 2016
Firm Receives 100% on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that it has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (“CEI”), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (“HRC”) Foundation. With this score, Blank Rome has been designated for the second year in a row as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” by the HRC, and joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
“We are honored to once again be recognized by the HRC for our ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment,” said Alan J. Hoffman, Chairman and Managing Partner at Blank Rome. “For more than 70 years, Blank Rome has been proud to support all of our colleagues by promoting workplace equality each and every day, and we look forward to continuing to advance our efforts through our formal Diversity Committee and affinity groups.”
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (“LGBTQ”) people. The HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.