Perfect Score on Corporate Equality Index
December 01, 2011
Rights Campaign Cites LGBT Employees’ Benefits & Protections
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., December 1, 2011* – Once again, the AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange, a major provider of AAA-branded insurance, is being awarded a perfect score of 100 percent by the Human Rights Campaign on its Corporate Equality Index.
The 2012 edition of the index rates employers on a scale from 0 to 100 percent on their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers, and investors. This year, 850 businesses were rated. Only 190 earned the top rating of 100 percent. For the 2012 edition, the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) included company ratings on 40 specific policies and practices and 32 of them were new or more demanding than last year’s. Ratings are based on factors like non-discrimination policies, diversity training, and benefits for domestic partners and transgender employees.
“We are proud to once again be recognized as a best place to work for LGBT employees,” said Paula Downey, CEO of the AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange. “Having a diverse employee base is not only good for business; it is also good for our communities. I am happy that AAA can make a positive difference in so many lives.”
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization, working to achieve gay, lesbian, 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.
This year, the Corporate Equality Index shows more than 9 million full-time workers have protections from workplace discrimination. This is due to workplace policies on diversity and inclusion, training, and benefits.
“Corporate America is leading the charge for equality in the workplace,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “We commend the businesses that participated in the CEI. They understand that LGBT-inclusive workplace policies are the right thing to do and good business practices.”
The AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange offers automobile, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance to AAA members through partnerships with AAA clubs. It is one of the largest personal lines insurance companies in the United States and is rated A+ by A.M. Best.
*Revised July, 2012