National Grid Named Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality
WALTHAM, Mass., January 27, 2022 /3BL Media/ - National Grid US has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. National Grid has earned this designation for three consecutive years and five times over the last decade.
"I am so very proud of us for achieving the score of 100 yet again on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, and most importantly, of the countless LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies who work tirelessly for this to be a reality,” said Natalie Edwards, Global Chief Diversity Officer, National Grid. “Every year, we seek to get better and better, and while we have a long way to go, we are proud to celebrate how far we have come."
“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, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training. “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 National Grid for achieving the title of ‘best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars, which are non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility. The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.
National Grid provides equitable and inclusive benefits to all employees, covers sexual orientation and gender identity in Equal Employment Opportunity policies, and supports an Employee Resource Group (ERG) called PRIDE, which is a resource to LGBTQ+ employees and allies. The PRIDE ERG focuses on building safe spaces and communities of support for LGBTQ+ employees through year-round events, Pride Month celebrations and community giving/partnerships. The PRIDE ERG is one of 16 groups that aim to foster a culture of inclusion at the company.
About Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice. Its work has transformed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and so much more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, driving the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through fellowship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, it forges partnerships with advocates in the U.S. and around the globe to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.
About National Grid
About National Grid: National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.