NEW YORK. - Wednesday, November 19th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has again earned a perfect score of 100% in the 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. Moody’s is among 366 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
Moody's top ranking in the 2015 index marks the third year in a row that it has been recognized as a top employer for LGBT workplace equality. The perfect score also qualifies the company for continued inclusion in the HRC's list of "Best Places to Work for LGBT equality.”
"Moody's is strongly committed to advancing workplace equality and we are proud that our ongoing work to promote a culture of inclusion has again been recognized with a top ranking from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index," said Lisa Westlake, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Moody's.
The 2015 CEI rated 972 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. Moody’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100% ranking and the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.”
Moody’s is an active participant in a range of programs to support workplace equality. This year, Moody’s participated in the annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) through a message of support on its homepage that was viewed over 150,000 times. Moody’s is also a member of Stonewall UK’s "Diversity Champions Programme."
Additionally, Moody’s sponsors LGBTA ERG chapters in many of its office locations around the world to support its commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that values and maximizes the contributions of all employees. Earlier this year, Moody’s LGBTA ERG was named “Best ERG in 2014” by the Empire Pride Agenda organization.
For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
ABOUT MOODY’S CORPORATION
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.0 billion in 2013, employs approximately 9,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 33 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
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