"Each of CA’s programs and corporate policies is carefully crafted to ensure that all employees experience 100 percent inclusion and equality in the workplace," said Guy Di Lella, chief human resources officer, CA Technologies. "We know that diverse teams deliver better results and that diversity of experience, thought and culture help to drive innovation and original ideas. This means that our business hinges on our employees’ ability to express themselves freely and enjoy a work environment that respects all individuals equally -- allowing everyone to be at their best, every single day."
According to the HRC, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the United States, the criteria that was used to determine companies' scores was wide-ranging. It included looking at equal employment opportunity policies, employment benefits for workers and their spouses/partners, transgender-inclusive health insurance, public commitment and responsible citizenship.
CA Technologies supports its LGBT employees with programs, policies and benefits that include:
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- Participation in the HRC’s Employee Nondiscrimination Act Business Coalition to advocate for LGBT workplace equality;
- Participation in Williams Institute's transgender health benefits research project to study on the costs and benefits to businesses of providing transition-related healthcare benefits for transgender employees;
- Hosting of Inclusion and Diversity “Breakfast With” events on LGBT topics;
- Sponsorship of a screening of CODEBREAKER, the remarkable and tragic documentary on computing pioneer Alan Turing during June Pride Month;
- Raising money for the Terence Higgins Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to HIV and health prevention; and,
- Hosting of an LGBT Inclusion Team to foster diversity and allow employees to share information, recognize achievements and interact with fellow employees.
A total of 934 businesses have been rated in the 2014 CEI, including the entire Fortune 500. Two-hundred ninety-three Fortune 500 companies voluntarily submitted surveys; the remaining 201 were rated based upon publicly-available data (the balance being businesses that merged, were acquired or no longer exist). In addition, 79 Fortune 1000 companies, 141 law firms and 175 other companies voluntarily participated in the 2013 CEI. Voluntary participation in the CEI has doubled since its inception. In 2002, 319 companies participated; this year 688 companies participated.