The Walt Disney Company has just earned a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF). This is the 13th consecutive year that Disney has received top marks on the report, which evaluates corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality. HRCF recognized Disney as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including workforce protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits and public engagements with the LGBTQ community. Disney satisfied all of CEI’s criteria and has consistently met the evolving standards for a perfect score.
At Disney, inclusion is a critical part of telling the best stories, being relevant and expanding audiences. Disney is committed to workplace equality and has been a leader in providing benefits to same-sex couples, as well as supporting transitioning employees, fostering LGBTQ business employee resource groups and providing training for employees and leaders on LGBTQ inclusion. The Company is also committed to contributing to diverse communities through service and donations to organizations including: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, Trevor Project, GLSEN, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
“We are committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming environment for all our employees,” said Latondra Newton, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We are proud of our longstanding commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality and recognize that we thrive when all people are valued and encouraged.”
Our hats off to Disney for winning this award for the 13th consecutive year!