AMD Ranked As Best Place To Work For LGBT Equality- CEI
AMD has been ranked as “Best Place To Work For LGBT Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index. CEI rates the corporate practices and policies concerning the LGBT community. These practices and policies include; equal employment opportunity policies, non-discrimination protections, and benefits.
According to Ruth Cotter, chief human resources officer and senior vice president of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at AMD:
“At AMD we believe that creating an inclusive environment where every employee is empowered to bring their diverse set of perspectives to the table each day is the key to bringing out the best, most innovative ideas. We are proud of the progress we have made to achieve our CEI score and to be named alongside other leading companies as we collectively pursue equality for everyone in the workplace.”
AMD has been recognized for their fair policies and business practices and this is a good thing for the company and its image. AMD has been ranked as the best place to work for LGBT equality. Here is what Steven Guzzo, co-chair of the Pride LGBT and Allies employee resource group at AMD had to say regarding this:
“Achieving a score of 100 on the CEI was one of the first goals we set when we formed the AMD Pride employee resource group. We knew it was important to continue fostering a positive, safe, and inclusive work environment and culture that accepts everyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, and celebrates those differences. We have come a long way, but we know there is always more work to do. We are excited to continue working to make sure that everyone is able to bring their whole self to work every day,”
Some of AMD’s policies designed for LGBT are as follows:
- Equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination policies that cover all facets of diversity, including sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity.
- Employee Resource Groups such as the Pride LGBT and Allies group.
- Health coverage for all U.S.-based employees that includes full benefits for domestic partners and comprehensive coverage for transgender employees.
- Member of the Business Coalition for Equality, a group of U.S. corporations that support the Equality Act.
What do you think of AMD being recognized as “Best Place To Work For LGBT Equality”?