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Citi Earns Perfect Score on LGBT Workplace Equality Scorecard

Citi scores 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2018 Corporate Equality Index for 14th consecutive year

Submitted by: Citi

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Human Resources & Diversity

Posted: Dec 19, 2017 – 03:16 PM EST


NEW YORK, Dec. 19 /CSRwire/ - For the 14th consecutive year, Citi received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The national survey benchmarks corporate policies and practices for LGBT workplace equality.

"We are proud to be among the leading companies included on the CEI that are working to promote and maintain workplace equality. We have recently revamped our diversity strategy to reflect our belief that unique individuals, collaborative teams and inclusive leaders have far-reaching impact and are the engines of new ideas," said Terry Hogan, Global Head of Diversity and Director, Talent Management.

As part of Citi's revamped diversity strategy launched this year, executives from the CEO's leadership team lead our Affinities that represent the broad ranging demographics of employees, one of which is the LGBT (Pride) community. This initiative builds on the work of Citi's Global Employee Network Program, first established in 2002, and now comprising 157 self-organized and run chapters with over 16,000 members around the world. The Citi Pride Network has 24 chapters around the globe.

“Citi is focused on actively promoting a workplace that both respects and protects the rights of LGBT people. We want to create an environment where all employees feel comfortable to be themselves at work and can contribute to being the best for our clients. It’s a responsibility that each of us holds and one that requires a continuous commitment to diversity across our firm,” said Jamie Forese, President of Citi and Head of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group and executive co-lead of Citi’s Pride Affinity.

The 2018 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. Citi satisfied all of the CEI's criteria results with a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

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