Hilton Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality
For the fourth year in a row, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has designated Hilton as one of its Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. The company received another perfect score on HRC’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.
“We are proud to be named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the fourth year in a row. This prestigious recognition from HRC underscores our commitment to recruiting and retaining a workforce that represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints,” said Matthew W. Schuyler, chief human resources officer, Hilton. “As a business of people serving people, diversity and inclusion have been embedded in our culture since our founding more than 100 years ago. We look forward to continuing to champion equality for Team Members, guests and owners alike.”
Hilton is one of 517 companies out of a total of 1,043 businesses rated in this year’s report to receive perfect marks. HRC uses criteria based in employee benefits, diversity training, employee recruiting and community engagement to determine CEI scores.
Hilton’s commitment to supporting the LGBT community is demonstrated in a number of different ways. The company offers a wide range of diversity and inclusion resources, including a comprehensive adoption assistance program, an Executive Diversity Council and a LGBT and Friends Team Member Resource Group, according to company press release regarding the HRC designation.
The company is also a member of the HRC Corporate Coalition Against Anti-LGBT Legislation and the HRC Business Coalition for Equality in support of the Equality Act. And last year, Hilton was the first hospitality company to join the Global Equality Fund, an initiative of the U.S. State Department that advances and protects the human rights of LGBT persons around the world, according to the press release.