KeyBank Earns Top Marks in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

KeyBank Earns Top Marks in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality for Third Consecutive Year

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: KeyBank's Commitment to Diversity

CONTENT: Press Release

CLEVELAND, Ohio, November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/  –  KeyBank (NYSE:KEY) has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. KeyBank joins the ranks of 366 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

“Key is honored to be recognized for three consecutive years by HRC, for our support of the LGBT community,” stated Poppie Parish, senior vice president of Diversity and Inclusion at KeyBank. “We strive daily to create a culture of inclusion, where individuals feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. Diverse individuals bring unique talents, ideas, and experiences with them, which make our company stronger and allow us to better connect with our clients and communities."

The 2015 CEI rated 971 businesses in the report, which 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. KeyBank’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

About Key: KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $93 billion.

Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses under the name of KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit KeyBank is Member FDIC.

The Human Rights Campaign: is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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KeyBank PR Manager Marylee Gotch                                        



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