Subaru of America announced that it had received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the third time.
“At Subaru, we are proud of our efforts to ensure equal treatment and opportunities for all of our employees,” said Peggy Verdi, vice president of human resources and administration, Subaru of America. “We believe strongly in a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusion in each facet of corporate life and are honored that our work in this arena has earned us recognition from the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the third year in a row.”
Subaru’s Out+Ally employee resource group aims to provide a network of LGBTQ+ employees and straight allies that strives to establish community, support, and resources to build a stronger workplace.
“One of the core goals of the Out+Ally ERG is to foster a work environment where LGBTQ+ individuals feel comfortable bringing their whole authentic self to work,” said Joseph Pawlicki, co-founder of Out+Ally. “Subaru's achievement of this perfect score creates a strong platform for us to deliver on this goal and continue our efforts for an even greater work culture.”
The Corporate Equality Index, which is administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, is a benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality that includes domestic partner benefits, non-discrimination workplace protections, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.