It may be slow on providing fast Internet connections, but Time Warner Cable (TWC) is sure providing some progressive equality to its employees.
So says the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) through its Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an evaluation of corporations on their LGBT-related policies and practices. The evaluations focuses on areas like non-discriminations workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
For its part, TWC sure does appreciate the second time the CEI placed it as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Employees” for the second year in a row, having scored a perfect 100.
“We are humbled that the Human Rights Campaign continues to recognize Time Warner Cable as a place where LGBT people can start, grow and enjoy their careers,” said Peter Stern, executive VP and chief strategy, people and corporate development officer at Time Warner. “We’re proud to be the service provider of choice for our LGBT customers across the country.”
But TWC isn’t the only company to win such honors. Lockheed Martin also scored a perfect 100, and has done so for the sixth time in a row.
"The CEI is the gold standard for corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees and their families," said Kim Admire, Lockheed Martin VP, culture, diversity and equal opportunity programs, in a statement. "The 100 percent rating reflects our mission to embrace the diverse talents and perspectives of our people to power innovation and business success."
And according to the HRC, these numbers are part of a mostly positive trend.
The Huffington Post reported that according to this year’s CEI, “this year corporations around the United States reached new heights in their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.”
“304 businesses achieved a top rating of 100, more than any previous year. In 2002, the first year the survey was conducted, just 13 companies achieved a perfect score,” the Post reported. “Most significantly, hundreds of major businesses weighed in during 2013 on public policy decisions either by signing an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, or by joining a coalition of companies publicly supporting an federal anti-gay workplace discrimination bill.”
You can read the full report here.
To learn more about the CEI, go to hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index.