Symantec Once Again Recognized as Leader in LGBT Equality

Symantec Once Again Recognized as Leader in LGBT Equality

By Pat Padilla and Gary Phillips, Co-Champions of SymPride

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 4:45pm

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced yesterday that Symantec achieved a perfect score of 100 in its Corporate Equaility Index (CEI) for the sixth consecutive year. HRC also recognized Symantec for being one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” The coveted distinction acknowledges Symantec’s leadership and commitment to equality, and represents the many efforts dedicated to assuring Symantec is a great place to work.

HRC is the nation’s largest civil rights organization working for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It uses the CEI as a means to rate large U.S. companies on how they treat their LGBT employees, consumers, and investors. The CEI requires companies who score 100 percent to have fully inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits to all employees and to demonstrate their commitment to equality publicly. This year HRC awarded over 300 companies perfect scores, an increase over last year.

Symantec’s perfect score, along with the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” distinction, is a reflection of our goal to create a work environment where all employees are valued and respected for their individual differences and unique perspectives. Diversity at Symantec encompasses respect, open-mindedness and a commitment to professional and personal growth in a safe work environment for all. Symantec encourages its employees to contribute to and participate in an open, flexible and supportive environment that helps bring the best ideas to light. By embracing diversity, we make the most of our human resources, talent and abilities – and that is what makes Symantec a great place to work.

Read the full post on the Symantec CR in Action blog here.