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FleishmanHillard Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, Chosen as a 2022 “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality”

January 27, 2022

FleishmanHillard earned a score of 100 on this year’s Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, leading to the agency being named one of the 2022 “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.” This marks the fifth consecutive year that FleishmanHillard received top marks score resulting in a spot on the list.

“We’re honored to be ranked as one of the ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ for the fifth consecutive year,” said Adrianne Smith, chief diversity and inclusion officer at FleishmanHillard. “This past year, we’ve continued to streamline our DE&I efforts with a renewed focus on our people ensuring everyone has the necessary resources and support to thrive. This recognition reaffirms FleishmanHillard’s commitment to building an inclusive workplace for our mission to become the most inclusive agency in the world.”

FleishmanHillard joins the ranks of over 840 major U.S. businesses that also earned top scores. The results of the 2022 CEI showcase how U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also how the 56% of CEI-rated companies with global operations are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces abroad.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities; 
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; 
  • Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
  • Corporate social responsibility. 

“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,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign senior vice president 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. Congratulations to FleishmanHillard for achieving the title of ‘best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”

View the Corporate Equality Index 2022 and the complete list of 2022 top workplaces here.