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JetBlue Remains at the Top for LGBT Workplace Equality

For Yet Another Year JetBlue Earns a Perfect '100' From the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

Submitted by: JetBlue Airways

Categories: Human Resources & Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Dec 05, 2016 – 10:51 AM EST

 

NEW YORK, Dec. 05 /CSRwire/ - JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) announced today that it has received another top score of 100 on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The honor from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is based on surveys and reports on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.

"JetBlue is thrilled to once again earn a top rating in HRC's Corporate Equality Index," said Robin Hayes, JetBlue's President and CEO. "Here at JetBlue we are proud to embrace our company’s rich diversity and celebrate the LGBT crewmembers who have helped make us one of America's best places to work.”

In partnership with JetPride, the company’s crewmember resource group, JetBlue has continued its support of many local and national LGBT nonprofit groups across its network. As New York’s Hometown Airline, JetBlue is proud to be the official airline of The Center, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center. The airline has also supported numerous other community organizations such as AVP: The Anti-Violence Project, Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Lambda Legal, NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, the OneOrlando Fund and OutRight Action International.

In celebration of LGBT pride, hundreds of JetBlue crewmembers and senior leaders marched this year in celebrations across the country including in the airline’s focus cities of Boston; Long Beach, Calif.; New York; and Orlando, Fla.

The CEI 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. JetBlue'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.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 100 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 925 daily flights. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

About The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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