St. Louis, MO – Nov. 18, 2015 – Nestlé Purina PetCare Company was named one of America’s top corporations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, after earning a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
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 2016 CEI rated 1,024 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 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.