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Nestlé Purina Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Nestlé Purina Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

Dec 8, 2016

Nestlé Purina is proud to announce that the company 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 Foundation. Nestlé Purina joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses, including sister company Nestlé USA, which also earned top marks this year.

Annette Morris, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Gender Balance at Nestlé Purina, stated, “It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment to equality. Equality is core to our values, and is central to the way we do business, treat employees, and value our consumers. Our people are our most important asset - our mission is to continuously find, develop, keep and challenge people from diverse backgrounds.”

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. Nestlé Purina’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

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 people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

For further information: Nestlé Purina received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, which is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.