For the 15th consecutive year, U.S. Bank has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
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
- Corporate social responsibility
“The Corporate Equality Index is an important benchmark for our company to ensure we’re continuing to embrace diversity, create more equitable opportunities and foster inclusion,” said Greg Cunningham, chief diversity officer of U.S. Bank. “This recognition shows we’re continuing to do the right thing by evolving our approach to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community, including our employees, customers and other key stakeholders.”
Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David said, “From the previously unimaginable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to a long overdue reckoning with racial injustice, 2020 was an unprecedented year. Yet, many businesses across the nation stepped up and continued to prioritize and champion LGBTQ equality. This year has shown us that tools like the CEI are crucial in the work to increase equity and inclusion in the workplace, but also that companies must breathe life into these policies and practices in real and tangible ways. Thank you to the companies that understand protecting their LGBTQ employees and consumers from discrimination is not just the right thing to do – but the best business decision.”
U.S. Bank shows support for the LGBTQ employees with benefits, products and workplace programs including: an LGBTQ business resource group, promotion of self-identification, encouraging pronoun designation in email signatures, and more.