For the 13th consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente has earned a 100 percent score in the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, a survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. As part of this national benchmarking survey and report, which evaluates corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace policies, HRC named Kaiser Permanente a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
“We are proud to be recognized once again by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for our ongoing commitment to ensure our workforce represents our members, patients, and communities — irrespective of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation,” said Ronald L. Copeland, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief equity, inclusion, and diversity officer. “For over 70 years, Kaiser Permanente has regarded equity, inclusion, and diversity as core principles of our organization.”
Now in its 17th year, the Corporate Equality Index report scores businesses on their LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, employment benefits, competency programs, public engagement on LGBTQ equity, and responsible citizenship.
By inspiring and engaging all Americans, the HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people. It is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality.