Radisson Hotel Group Americas Designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality
Earning a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index
Radisson Hotel Group Americas proudly announced today that it received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Radisson Hotel Group Americas’ efforts in exceeding all the CEI’s criteria earned the company a designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index,” said Michael Fischer, chief human resources officer, Radisson Hotel Group Americas. “Our goal at Radisson Hotel Group Americas is to build a culture that embraces our differences and celebrates everyone’s uniqueness. Our Employee Resource Groups have played an integral role in this effort. Our RHGA Pride group focuses on initiatives to educate our associates and hotel team members about the LGBTQ+ community, along with helping hotels become a LGBTQ+ welcoming hotel of choice (TAG Approved) and partnering with LGBTQ+ non-profit groups in the community. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable to be their authentic self whether at our corporate offices or any Radisson Hotel Group Americas hotel.”
“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers—from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns—could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, senior vice president of Programs, Research and Training, Human Rights Campaign. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to Radisson Hotel Group Americas for achieving the title of ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”
The results of the 2022 CEI showcase how 1,271 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 56% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces abroad.
In 2002, the first year of the CEI, only 13 companies achieved a top-score, demonstrating the incredible impact the CEI has had on the business world over its 20-year life. This year’s CEI reflects growth across every measurement category, from the adoption of inclusive non-discrimination policies to equitable healthcare benefits for transgender employees. The CEI rates employers providing these crucial protections to over 20 million U.S. workers and an additional 18 million abroad.
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
● Non-discrimination policies across business entities
● Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families
● Supporting an inclusive culture
● Corporate social responsibility
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.